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ancNews24 reports that having been suspended just over two months ago as an ANC member, Carl Niehaus has now been fired from the employment of the party.

This was after Niehaus issued a statement in which he said ANC employees would on Thursday be laying criminal charges against "ANC national office bearers and member of the party’s national executive committee for the continued non-payment of salaries", and alleged "general abuse of ANC staff due to the criminal conduct by the senior management of the ANC". He later backtracked and said he was going to institute the criminal proceedings against the ANC in his own capacity. ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe said on eNCA that the party was "tired of always having to find itself having to deal with matters instigated by Niehaus". Mabe went on to say Niehaus “is fired and if he wants to talk to us [the ANC] he has to do so through the court. What has he been doing instead of talking to the media? He is never on the ground doing ANC work, but yet wants to be the first to talk about salaries when he is not working." In a statement, Mabe further indicated: “The ANC has interacted with staff representatives and they have unequivocally confirmed that Carl Niehaus does not represent them, nor does he have the mandate to act on their behalf.” Niehaus said that this was “deplorable behaviour by the organisation and amounts to bullying."

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Juniour Khumalo at News24


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