Johannesburg - The ANC on Tuesday said it had accepted Pule Mabe and Zizi Kodwa's requests to "voluntarily" step aside from their roles as the party's spokespeople in the wake of damning allegations recently levelled against them.
This a day after the party's National Working Committee (NWC) was reported to have taken a decision for them to step aside from their roles, Kodwa in an acting capacity, amid the claims.
Mabe had been accused of sexual harassment by his former PA but was cleared by the party's internal disciplinary hearing and was due to return to work.
This was scuppered when the committee decided he should step aside because his accuser had now laid a criminal complaint against him, according to EWN.
Mabe on Tuesday told the news site he was not aware that he had been removed as spokesperson.