CASE: Jonton Snyman
Cape Town - The controversial secretary of the ANC’s Boland region, Jonton Snyman, has again been suspended from the party.

In a letter addressed to Snyman, dated Friday, ANC provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs informs him of his immediate suspension due to his failure to respond to a previous letter giving him notice of the party’s intention to suspend his membership.

“You are requested to hand over all property of the ANC in your possession; office keys, computers, etc, with immediate effect.

“In terms of this suspension you may not represent the ANC in any meeting or on any platform, you may not call, attend or officiate any branch meeting. You will be notified of you disciplinary hearing in due course,” read the letter.

Jacobs told Weekend Argus this was an internal matter which needed to run its course before public comment was made.

Snyman is no stranger to controversy and has prior suspensions from the party.

In 2015, he was expelled by the provincial disciplinary committee for misconduct over failing to disclose his criminal record while standing for the position of secretary. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to fraud for submitting a bogus insurance claim for his laptop.

His expulsion was reversed by the ANC national disciplinary committee.

Last year, he was embroiled in the Marius Fransman saga after he was accused of plotting to unseat him as ANC chairperson in the province.

This followed Fransman’s suspension over sexual harassment allegations against him.

Last year, the owner of a catering company in Worcester took Snyman to court, accusing him of failing to paya R60 000 bill for food supplied to disabled students who took part in a call centre learnership programme run by his company, Entrepreneurial Skills for Africa, back in 2013.

Two months ago, Snyman was accused of failing to pay a R60 000 accommodation bill by the owner of Dunn’s Castle Chalets in Piketberg, Lesley van Huyssteen.

Insiders say the latest suspension will ruffle feathers in the party’s leadership’s structures.

Snyman was unavailable for comment on Saturday. 

Weekend Argus