The SA National Civic Organisation( SANCO) has claimed that the ruling party has exposed itself by supporting Shepherd Bushiri in ECG scandal. The party also claims to have evidence implicating ANC members in corruption.
The scandal surrounding the tragedy at the church Enlightened Christian Gathering, led by Shepherd Bushiri, has deepened with SANCO taking on the ANC.
The ruling party’s alliance partner has revealed that it is not surprised by the ANC’s position on the incident, saying it has proof of corrupt activities within the party.
Abram Mashishi, regional chair for SANCO Tshwane says:
“We are not surprised at all by the ANC Youth League of Tshwane’s stance on issues happening in the city as they have been caught up in allegations of collecting monies from [embattled Tshwane City Manager Moeketsi Mosola] by members of the ANC in various WhatsApp groups of which we have in our possession,”
Mashishi maintains that they have made their position on the situation clear with regards to the city’s role on the incident and will wait for the outcome of investigations after which they will be approaching the relevant institutions for recourse.
As far as the alleged corruptions, Mashishi will take the matter up with the ruling party to limit the damage that could be done at this crucial point in time.
“We will also engage our upper structure with regards to the behaviour of certain individuals in the ANC and the ANC Youth League which might impact on the already weak election machinery of the ANC Greater Tshwane Region.”
SANCO believes that the church should be removed from the showgrounds, leading protests outside the venue ECG rents.
This comes in response to an ANCYL statement, from Lesego Makhubela, on the incident, saying that it refuses to close down the church:
“We believe in the Constitution. What the DA is doing in Tshwane is similar to what that corrupt funny man (Joburg Mayor) Herman Mashaba is doing … promoting xenophobia. The ECG is a church of a black person, followed by multitudes of black people. These talks that he [Bushiri] should go back to Malawi and should go back are xenophobic and we are against it. That church has a compliance certificate from Tshwane and nothing prohibits ECG from continuing with their gatherings,”
Makhubela, the ANCYL chair, told media yesterday that the Mayor Solly Msimanga had lied about the premises being non-compliant with emergency by-laws.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that 3 women had been killed in the stampede at the church, as well as 9 other congregants sustaining injuries, when people had run for shelter during a heavy storm during a service.
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