“Misappropriation of funds” quoted
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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 18 May 2013. 07h15. I spoke yesterday to the Secretary of the ANC’s Southern Cape and Central Karoo Region, Putco Mapitiza, who, together with his Chair, Vuyani Mashinini, were suspended on May 10. (See story below.)
Mapitiza denied the suspensions and offered as proof his call to me about a development in Plettenberg Bay, saying that he is busy with ANC initiatives.
And so he is!
Possessed of a disposition that is known to have been described as bordering on inquisitiveness, I asked around.
Mapitiza and Mashinini were in fact suspended on Friday night last week. S’tru! They were.
Entered Provincial Secretary Songezo Mjongile.
Did not O!O predict that the cunning Mapitiza would rely on his provincial mates!? Didn’t I? Didn’t I?
With the proof pending, O!O at this time have but one single question for the ANC’s leedasheep: Why is no one laying criminal charges!?
And the ANC a collective corruption fighting machine and all, don’t you know!?
Clean up your act, ANC.
Then again, the great unwashed will never abandon you, so I guess there’s no reason for you to do the right thing.
The mythological sky beings help us.
Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 14 May 2013. 06h30. The ANC in Eden is in a crisis.
So says a senior ANC cadre.
The ANC has not spoken about the Friday night suspensions, even though comment from the WC Spokesperson & Communication Head was approached.
Mused that senior ANC cadre, ‘there will be resignations…’
Well, O!O has heard all that before.
The fact of the matter is that come election day, the masses will vote ANC come what may.
Sad. But real.
Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 13 May 2013. 06h15. The ANC “Leadasheep” knows nothing of the suspensions…
Cobus Grobler, the ANC’s WC Media & Research functionary, referred me to Phillip Dexter, WC Spokesperson & Communication Head.
Dexter replied more than 24 hours after my enquiry:
“Hi – am sorry for the late reply-no idea about this but will find out.”
This is hardly a reflection on you… But the suspensions were effected Friday night and confirmed to me at 09h40 Saturday morning; to a journalist some 2 hours later; and you are still not informed?
I approached Cobus Grobler at 12h00 on Saturday and he referred me to you at 12h22.
Given the ANC’s ‘mixed signals’ in Oudtshoorn over the last few weeks, communications need be sharpened up!
You are dealing with a region where frustration in the ANC has led to violence upon the person of the provincial leader who claims in turn that the Chair of the Oudtshoorn sub region is contriving to have him murdered!
And still the ANC’s lines are crossed!
This is unacceptable.
By the way, if you want to know what happened, read O!O!
What is it with politicians and their vast, calculated obscurity!?
Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 11 May 2013. 11h40. The Chair and the Secretary of the ANC’s Southern Cape and Central Karoo Region, Vuyani Mashinini and Putco Mapitiza, were suspended Friday night.
Oudtshoorn’s Carmichael Ngalo is acting as Chair and O!O is told that Brian Blaauw is set to become an executive.
O!O has been informed that Mapitiza, a seasoned hand at the oldest profession*, will appeal on the strength that a Regional Executive Member may only be suspended by the Provincial Executive.
Although Mapitiza may have a point, O!O’s source maintains that a “correct” procedure, by the PEC, will confirm the suspensions come what may.
O!O has learned that misappropriation of funds is alleged and that a full scale investigation will be launched.
Sources close to developments told O!O that as much as R50,000 were queried just over the last two months.
It is generally suspected and a somewhat open secret in the Southern Cape ANC that Oudtshoorn is the liberation movement’s main Eden cash cow. Huge contracts are allocated and enormous fees generated which are recycled into various coffers of several ANC structures.
The misappropriated funds, if there are indeed such misappropriated funds, are highly probably Oudtshoorn ratepayer money.
The ANC, my longsuffering readers, is “appropriating” Oudtshoorn dry. The “vehicles” are known to O!O and if the SIUseless ever gets it wussy derrière in gear and lodges the Oudtshoorn report of some 97 lever arch files with the Presidency, sometime before the Secrecy Act is promulgated by Jacob, we all might learn the identities of the professional gang of thieves eviscerating our town chest.
I was surprised that no local ANC functionary with whom I regularly associate could immediately supply the name of the Chair – Vuyani Mashinini (apparently).
Some even japed that there is no Regional Chair to have suspended! Where was Mashinini all the time!? He appears to have been as “visible” and “involved” as the DA’s Anton Bredell!
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