The Secretary General of the African National Congress in the Amathole Region Thembalethu Ntuthu says he is pleased to have the corruption case against him struck off the roll by Mthatha High Court in the Eastern Cape.
Earlier this week the court set aside the National Prosecuting Authority’s attempt to reinstate the matter on the roll.
This relates to an alleged fraudulent refuse bags tender worth ten-million rand in the Butterworth-based Mnquma Local Municipality dating back to 2017.
Ntuthu is expected to go head to head with the incumbent provincial secretary, Lulama Ngcukaithobi, in the upcoming ANC provincial conference.
He says the matter has affected his political career negatively..
“Its been a really frustrating period for me politically and personally its not good to have questions under your name its not good now and going back to court and not getting your day of clarifying issues but what you get are delays unnecessary delays in a court of law but I remained hopeful I trusted institutions of our democratic state.”