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nehawu80The Star reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) has called on the ANC to expand the removal of those implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank looting scandal to all provinces, and to ban them from the party’s political activities.  

This week, the Cosatu affiliate held its last annual central executive committee meeting, in which it concluded its work for the year and crafted a programme for next year.  The public sector union called for “full and immediate implementation” of the ANC integrity commission’s recommendation that all party members implicated in the VBS corruption saga be removed from all responsibilities in the public service and the party.  This came as seven mayors were fired in Limpopo for investing more than R2.6-billion with the now liquidated VBS Mutual Bank, more than R1bn of which has yet to be recovered.  The ANC’s Danny Msiza, who was dubbed by the SA Reserve Bank’s report on the matter as the kingpin behind the kickbacks given by VBS Bank officials to those who facilitated the depositing of municipal funds into the bank, announced his resignation on Tuesday.  Nehawu general secretary Zola Saphetha said the ANC’s campaign for next year’s general elections would be tainted if it did not ban all those implicated from the party’s activities.

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