ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Mpumalanga MEC charged with murder will have to step aside.
He says the party’s rules are clear, and the MEC will have to account to the integrity commission.
“We’ve got a straightforward rule. You’ve got to step aside from the position that you occupy and you’ve got to be answerable to the integrity commission… These types of things are handled automatically to maintain the integrity of the ANC. Whatever and whoever it is, has to comply with rules and protocols of the ANC in that regard,” he said.
The MEC was arrested following an altercation at an ANC branch meeting earlier this year.
Two people died and a third was wounded.
The MEC claims the charges are politically motivated.
He is due to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on murder charges.
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