Limpopo ANC Treasurer, Danny Msiza, has stepped aside from party activities in line with the Nasrec resolution that ANC members who face criminal charges should step aside or face suspension.
The ANC Provincial Executive Committee has met to discuss a letter from the party’s deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte, that there should be no deviation from the resolution.
Msiza faces money laundering, racketeering, fraud, and corruption charges related to the looting and collapse of the now-defunct VBS Mutual Bank.
He had previously stepped aside from ANC activities over the same allegations for two years.
Party spokesperson, Donald Selamolela, says Msiza tendered his letter to step aside during the special PEC meeting.
“The business of the special PEC was virtual, to deal with the deployment of the mayor of the city of Polokwane, though I must indicate that we got the intention from our provincial officials to finally confirm the receipt of the letter from the DSG. Over and above also to indicate that comrade Danny has tended his intention and letter to step aside in line with the council from the national leadership. We are sitting here at the time comrade Danny has stepped aside.”
Selamolela says the PEC will have another meeting next week to set the conditions around Msiza’s departure from party activities.
“The PWC and the provincial executive committee will probably on Monday sit to consider his letter of stepping aside but also to re-look into the conditions about and around his stepping aside. As he steps aside, there are conditions that we must attach and it can’t be himself who prescribes those particular conditions. It is us as the PEC who must prescribe to him the conditions of his stepping aside so we will be dealing with that on Monday.”
Msiza appears in court on charges relating to the collapse of VBS Mutual Bank: