ANC National Spokesperson stepping aside whilst the case is being resolved
11 December 2018
The African National Congress (ANC) National Spokesperson, Comrade Pule Mabe has informed the ANC that he wishes to step aside whilst the grievance filed against him, to be heard by an ANC Grievance Panel this week, is in progress.
The ANC has accepted this request, and thanked Cde Pule Mabe for putting the integrity and image of the ANC ahead of himself. In the interim period, NEC members deployed to headquarters, Cdes Zizi Kodwa and Dakota Legoete will act as Spokespersons.
Issued by Zizi Kodwa, Acting Spokesperson, ANC, 11 December 2018
I have taken this decision in order to ensure integrity and fairness in internal processes – Pule Mabe
Today I wrote to the Secretary-General of the African Narional Congress (ANC) , Comrade Ace Magashule, requesting that I be allowed to take leave until such time that the internal processes of attending to an internal grievance brought against me on serious allegations of, amongst other things, Sexual Harassment, are completed.
I have taken this decision in order to ensure integrity and fairness in the said internal processes and to remove any possibility of any perceived interference in or influence of such processes. It is only fair and/or prudent that when we are faced with such serious allegations we put the interest of the organization first and allow ourselves to attend to matters of concern without constraining the integrity and standing of the movement.
I was raised by a Single Woman - my own GrandMother, who went an extra mile to provide for us. I have been nurtured from a very early age to understand what it means to preserve the rights of women. I will never in my clear mind and conscious go out of my way to violate women.
Throughout my life as an activist I have come to appreciate the importance of coexisting with my own fellow cadres regardless of their social or sexual standing. I will be doing injustice on my part if I don’t give these allegations the attention and respect they deserve.
Issued by Pule Mabe, 11 December 2018