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limpopo thumb100 SowetanLive reports that Limpopo ANC deputy chairperson Florence Radzilani jumped before she could be pushed by resigning as the mayor of the Vhembe district on Tuesday.  

Radzilani was one of the seven mayors whom the party's provincial executive committee had decided to remove from their positions for investing millions of public funds in the collapsed VBS Mutual Bank.  But when the PEC's resolution was about to be communicated to Radzilani, she told secretary Soviet Lekganyane that she was resigning with immediate effect.  Radzilani will remain an ordinary councillor in the municipality with benefits for councillors.  Lekganyane indicated on Tuesday that the PEC had resolved to release seven mayors - those of Vhembe, Makhado, Collins Chabane, Fetakgomo-Tubatse, Lepelle-Nkumpi, Ephraim Mogale and Greater Giyani.  Ephraim Mogale mayor Bela Kupa confirmed on Tuesday that she had also resigned.  Limpopo premier Chupu Mathabatha advised that a forensic report recommended that disciplinary action be considered against municipal managers.  "All municipal [managers] and politicians acknowledged knowing the financial management act but failed to follow it," he pointed out.  The premier indicated that they would be laying criminal charges and civil claims against those involved in the investments.

  • Read Peter Ramothwala’s full report in this regard at SowetanLive
  • Read too, Five of 12 municipalities who invested in VBS recovered funds, says Limpopo ANC, at EWN

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