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Newly elected ANC NW chairperson could step aside, as this case is still hanging over him

The new leaders of the ANC in North West don't know what the future holds, and the new chairperson could be forced out because he is still being charged with murder. Premier Bushy Maape lost to Nono Maloyi at the North West ANC's ninth elective conference over the weekend. Maloyi is a former North West MEC for human settlement.Nono Maloyi

Before the election, there was a lot of pressure on Maloyi not to run for the job. His critics pointed to a culpable homicide case from 2018 that was temporarily dropped by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) as a reason why he should not run. The ANC's largest region in the North West, Bojanala, sent a letter to the interim provincial committee asking that Maloyi not be allowed to run for election because the culpable homicide charge could still be brought back.

They said that the case had not been taken off the list, so Maloyi still had to face the serious charge. Maloyi told News24 that it was sad that people who didn't like him were "trying to use a bad situation for political gain." "The ANC step-aside rule was not meant to settle political scores, but to get rid of bad apples," Maloyi said.

Maloyi said:

The accident was an unexpected and bad thing that happened. The step-aside policy wasn't meant to stop corruption, money laundering, or any other illegal activity.See the source image

He said that ANC members in the province would not have to deal with small fights between factions if they put a high priority on renewing the party and making sure the leadership was "highly honest." Maloyi also said that the court cases that had messed up the schedule of the conference would not have happened if the ANC had been more focused on issues that affected communities and less focused on their own needs.

Aside from the lawsuits that slowed down the conference, there were also rumors that security had been broken. It was said that "thugs" had stolen accreditation tags in order to get into the conference.

Nomvula Mokonyane, who is in charge of organizing for the ANC, said that the "thugs" had been caught on camera doing what they were doing. There were also claims that branch delegates who voted were "manipulated." Even though there were many delays, Maloyi beat ANC veteran Maape by more than 90 votes to become the provincial chairperson.

Paul Sebegoe got 311 votes, while Lazzy Mokgosi got 353. This made Lazzy Mokgosi the vice chairperson. Current economic development MEC Louis Diremelo beat Kenetswe Mosenogi for the job of provincial secretary, and Viola Motsumi was chosen as the deputy secretary. Sello Lehari, who was the MEC for Community Safety and Transport, was chosen as the province's new treasurer.See the source image

At the conference on Monday morning, more members of the provincial executive committee were still being chosen (PEC). In the next two weeks, the rest of the conference schedule should be set in stone. President Cyril Ramaphosa was told he shouldn't go to the conference because North West's plans weren't done yet.

"Since then, we've also told President Cyril Ramaphosa that he shouldn't come because the conference hasn't finished its work," said Obed Bapela, chairperson of the national executive committee (NEC) deployees in North West. "As you know, the president doesn't end the conference until all the work has been done, so we told him not to come to the site anymore," Bapela said.

Newly-elected ANC North West chairperson Nono Maloyi could be forced out due to unresolved case | News24

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