Monday, September 19, 2011

ANC calls on Zille to resign

By Lelethu Mquqo
19 September 2011


The ANC in the Western Cape has called on Premier Helen Zille to resign following her promise last month that she would leave office if any wrongdoing was discovered in a communications tender questioned by the opposition.

ANC provincial leader Lynne Brown says the latest revelation in the deal is that Zille’s political advisor Ryan Coetzee was involved from the start.

Brown says the time has come for Zille to step down.

The Democratic Alliance has, meanwhile, decided to write to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to request that she re-open the investigation into the Oilgate scandal.

This follows revelations in the weekend press that the late Sandile Majali had written a letter to the ANC just weeks before he died setting out the extent to which he had funded the ruling party.

Zille says Madonsela should also investigate why President Jacob Zuma took no action on the allegations, despite the letter being sent to his office, and despite the curious circumstances of Majali’s subsequent death.

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