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ANC would welcome back John Block

Published Mar 13, 2017

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Kimberley – Should former ANC provincial chairman John Block succeed in his appeal to overturn his guilty verdict, the party has indicated that he will be welcomed back with open arms.

Block resigned from all his positions in government and politics after he was found guilty on charges of corruption and money laundering in the multimillion-rand Trifecta trial.

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ANC provincial spokeswoman Naledi Gaosekwe pointed out that should Block succeed in his appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal, he was eligible to stand for any leadership position in the ANC in the Province.

“Block is still a member of the ANC and is in good standing.”

A few ANC members still consider Block to be an accomplished leader, although others feel that he is no longer relevant after he brought the party into disrepute when he was charged.

Block is also facing fraud and corruption charges after water purifiers and oxygen tanks were purchased from Intaka Holdings for health facilities and municipalities in the Northern Cape.

DA provincial leader Andrew Louw believed that Block was making use of delaying tactics to avoid spending time in prison.

He said that despite being granted an appeal, he was found guilty on very serious charges.

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