Johannesburg - The ANC’s national working committee has announced the establishment of a special committee to probe the alleged role of ANC leaders in the formation of smaller parties ahead of the recent general elections.
This comes after allegations that ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and former president Jacob Zuma had assisted and endorsed the formation of ATM (African Transformation Movement), which secured two seats in the National Assembly in the May elections.
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe is set to head the probe, which is expected to last two months.
ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe said: “At its regular sitting on Tuesday, 11 June 2019, the NWC resolved to establish the ad hoc committee, to be led by ANC stalwarts, comrade Kgalema Motlanthe and Frene Ginwala, and assisted by Advocate Fezeka Magano."
The allegations implicating Magashule and Zuma were made by Buyisile Ngqulana, the former secretary-general of South African Council of Messianic Churches in Christ (SACMCC), the faith body that helped form the ATM.