Deputy-President Mabuza's ex-friend turns on him in ANC faction fight

Deputy-President Mabuza's ex-friend turns on him in ANC faction fight

Themba Sgudla plans to join legal action aimed at exposing the alleged fraudulentlyfourcreated branches which elected David Mabuza 4 years ago. The matter is expected to be heard today in the Mbombela High Court.

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Themba Sgudla, formerly a close friend of Deputy-President David Mabuza, plans to join court action attempting to expose the creation of fake branches which had elected Mabuza.

According to The Citizen, Sgudla vowed to expose the fraud behind Mabuza being elected for his third term.

In 2018, ANC members had taken the party to the Mpumalanga High Court in an attempt to annul the provincial executive committee. They had put forward that the structure was illegal due to it's roots in allegedly fake branches.

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Sgudla was quoted as saying he would be joining one of the factions as an ally of the court, to help prove the wrongdoing he claims he had witnessed while he was a friend of the deputy-president's.

Themba ‘Masofa’ Sgudla wants to join court action to expose alleged fraud in the creation of so-called 'bogus branches' which elected Mabuza in 2015.

A former close friend of Mabuza's is set to join the legal action between the dominant factions in the Mpumalanga ANC.

Sources within the party claim that Sgudla was joining the fight following Mabuza's support of President Cyril Ramaphosa over Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma back in 2017 at the elective congress that saw Ramaphosa instated as head of the party.

Mandla Ndlovu, ANC Mpumalanga acting chairperson, could not confirm Sgudla's actions but did say that the man, who has since formed his own political party, had been eager to get on board for some time.

Ndlovu commented that Sgudla should allow the ANC to solve its problems, advising him to turn his attention to his own party (SA National Congress of Traditional Authorities) instead.

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