- Xiaomei Havard's deployment as an ANC Member of Parliament was far from well-received
- Now, a report has uncovered Havard's dark past including criminal charges
- It has emerged that the MP was previously convicted of some serious crimes
ANC Member of Parliament Xiaomei Havard's appointment continues to trouble the ruling party.
Now it has emerged that the Chinese-born politician has a dark past and her peers want her to account for them.
Details of her criminal record have emerged in a recently released report which noted that ANC members are calling for Havard to account for her behaviour before the ANC's integrity commission.
Sunday World revealed that Havard was convicted of fraud relating to forgery a decade ago in a report released on Tuesday.
Havard had been one of over twenty ANC leaders summoned by the committee after serious issues were raised during her vetting.
The committee had allegedly discovered that Havard had a pending fraud case stemming from allegations that she had forged a business stamp in order to approve documents.
Other allegations include that she reportedly faked her educational qualifications and a query over her naturalisation.
National Police spokesperson Vish Naidoo confirmed that the MP had been arrested, charged and convicted of fraud.
Havard had been found guilty and charged with a R5 000 fine or a sentence of three months imprisonment.
The report claimed that top ANC sources had confirmed that the MP had never appeared before the committee ahead of her deployment, despite having a number of issues to answer for.
ANC members in Gauteng are adamant that there are a number of comrades more deserving of the post.
However, ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe has reportedly noted that no formal objections have been lodged to block Havard's appointment.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that there had been an uproar on social media after news broke that Dr Xaiomei Harvard was sworn into parliament to replace the late Jackson Mthembu.
According to the African National Congress' website, Parliament welcomed the appointment of five new members to fill vacancies in the National Assembly.
The new Members of Parliament were sworn-in on Wednesday, 27 January. South Africans protested with a hashtag on Twitter which placed at the number 1 trending spot at the time.
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