The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape has confirmed that it has suspended Amathole Regional Secretary Terris Ntutu after the National Prosecuting Authority reinstated fraud and corruption charges against him.
The charges relate to an alleged fraudulent refuse bags tender worth ten-million rand at Butterworth-based Mquma Local Municipality dating back to 2017.
Ntutu is contesting the position of Provincial Secretary in the ANC’s upcoming Provincial Elective Conference.
Provincial ANC spokesperson Loyiso Magqashela says they have implemented the party’s step aside rule.
“He has been charged and therefore the step aside rule applies to him. We have further said both the provincial secretary and himself seeing that there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding from the side of comrade Terris himself, they should then iron out those issues and then bring a report to us.
However, we said, if the NPA says he has been charged in the court of law then the step aside rule applies, there is no confusion about that.”