ANC NEC decides to reinstate duo implicated in VBS Bank loot

ANC NEC decides to reinstate duo implicated in VBS Bank loot

- The ANC had a fierce debate over the weekend concerning the future of two of their top officials

- The ANC's NEC ruled that Danny Msiza and Florence Radzilani should be reinstated in their positions

- The pair were named in Advocate Terry Motau's report about the VBS Mutual Bank looting

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The ANC's National Executive Committee (NEC) has reinstated two top Limpopo party officials who were implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank looting.

The duo, ANC Limpopo Treasurer Danny Msiza and former Vhembe Municipality Mayor Florence Radzilani, had to step own from their positions in 2018 after being implicated in Advocate Terry Motau's report which shed light on the collapse of the now-defunct bank.

News24 said the pair's case was heard over the weekend by the NEC as the debate raged on about whether the accused should be reinstated.

African National Congress conference

African National Congress conference
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ANC Limpopo Chairperson and Premier Stanley Mathabatha lobbied to have the pair reinstated. The party's highest decision-making body between conferences agreed that Msiza and Radzilani should be reinstated. reported that the Hawks said they are expecting to make more arrests in the VBS case in the coming weeks. The 'second wave' of arrests will include municipal officials, mayors and businesspeople.

ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte said an announcement on the pair will be made at a press conference tomorrow. SowetanLIVE reported that insiders said out of the 44 NEC members who spoke on the matter, only a few were against the decision to reinstate the pair.

Among those apparently opposed to the reinstatement are Limpopo Provincial Secretary Soviet Lekganyane, Aaron Motsoaledi, Joel Netshitenzhe, Pinky Kekana and Dikeledi Magadzi.

Radzilani during her time as the mayor of Vhembe District was alleged to have complained about receiving less money in kickbacks than municipal officials.

She was implicated in the report for demanding a R300 000 "Christmas" present after her district municipality deposited R300 million into the collapsed bank.

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