The Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the ANC Women’s League in the North West has temporarily suspended its Chairperson Fetsang Molosiwa, Provincial Secretary Bridget Tlhomelang and Treasurer Manketse Tlhape.
The decision was taken during a provincial executive meeting held over the past weekend.
The trio is accused of defrauding the organisation by misusing the organisation’s funds.
The League’s Acting Provincial Secretary Bitsa Lenkopane says these members are suspended pending finalisation of internal investigations.
“We have noted with a great disappointment that comrade Brigette Tlhomelang who has since resigned for the past three years, and she is still taking responsibility for everything related to the accounts of the organisation and she is still even transacting and that is actually happening between the Chairperson comrade Fetsang and the Treasurer comrade Manketse. We have noted that there is an element of fraud here, but we have now suspended the membership of the three comrades.”
Lenkopane adds: “We have since resolved in 2019, July, that the signatories must be changed but that never happened and it worries us. We have noted that there is an element of fraud here, but we have now suspended the membership of the three comrades pending the finalisation of investigation.”
The trio also subsequently convened a special meeting days after their suspension, saying that their removal holds no water.
Molosiwa has since said their suspension is flawed and against the League’s constitution.
She says their meeting also resolved that Bridget Tlhomelang resume her duties with immediate effect and that a meeting be held with the Acting Provincial Secretary and other PEC members to address their concerns.