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ramaphosa2BL Premium reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa called on Mandla Msibi to immediately step aside after the MEC of agriculture in Mpumalanga appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder as a result of a deadly ANC branch meeting in August.

Msibi was remanded after handing himself over to the police. Allegedly he was involved in a violent incident at an ANC branch meeting that left two people shot dead, and two others wounded. “The ANC is clear, anyone charged in a serious criminal matter must step aside. There are processes and the ANC in Mpumalanga must deal with this issue urgently,” Ramaphosa said on the campaign trail ahead of the local government elections. National police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo advised that more suspects had already appeared in court on the same matter. “His (Msibi’s) arrest brings to three the total number of people arrested in connection with this case,” Naidoo indicated. Msibi, formerly the co-operative governance & traditional affairs MEC, has faced at least 10 criminal charges in recent years. Previous cases included charges of assault, some of which are still pending. Msibi’s arrest follows a spate of chaotic ANC branch meetings ahead of the 2021 local elections in November.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Hajra Omarjee and Thando Maeko at BusinessLive (subscriber access only)
  • Read too, Mpumalanga MEC Mandla Msibi charged with murder, jailed overnight, at TimesLIVE

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