Mantashe disputes Magashule's comments on Msiza, Radzilani returning

Mantashe disputes Magashule's comments on Msiza, Radzilani returning

- The ANC top six are expected to meet with the ANC provincial executive committee in Limpopo on Thursday.

- This comes after the party secretary general Ace Magashule announced that corruption-accused duo Danny Msiza and Florence Radzilani would be reinstated

- However, ANC Chairperson Gwede Mantashe has said this is not entirely true

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There appears to be some internal discord in the ruling party surrounding the reinstatement of Danny Msiza and Florence Radzilani.

The ANC's top six are expected to meet with the provincial leadership of the ANC in Limpopo on Thursday.

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule recently announced that Danny Msiza and Florence Radzilani, who were implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank looting, would be returning to duty after a decision was taken by the National Executive Committee.

ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe
ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe
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News24 reported that ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe said the top six, led by party president Cyril Ramaphosa, were expected to address a virtual meeting of the Limpopo provincial executive committee at 4pm.

Earlier during the week, Magashule had confirmed that ANC Limpopo treasurer Danny Msiza and deputy chairperson Florence Radzilani had been given the green light to return to their positions.

The duo have been suspended since 2018 after being named in Advocate Terry Motau's VBS report. reported that Magashule said the ANC cannot suspend people forever and the party works on an 'innocent until proven otherwise' policy.

However, ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has disputed Magashule's assertions of immediate reinstatement for the corruption accused duo, said The South African.

Mantashe denied that a final decision had been reached, explaining that Magashule’s announcement of an immediate reinstatement was a ‘personal view’ rather than official party policy.

This contradiction has added further fuel to the fire of factional infighting within the ruling party. Mantashe added that the reinstatement of Msiza and Radzilani depended on engagements with Limpopo communities and other party structures in the province.

In a recent sit-down with the media, EFF leader Julius Malema said more ANC politicians would be arrested in connection with the VBS looting.

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