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05 Dec 2003 09:36
The Northern Cape provincial transport minister John Block is expected to be asked to resign from his position in the next few days.
Block has admitted to having used taxpayersâ€™ money to fund his personal travel, among other things.
A report on the matter by the provincial auditor general has already been handed to the office of the Northern Cape Premier, Manne Dipico.
The African National Congressâ€™s national executive committee was briefed last weekend on the findings of the report, which are largely based on Blockâ€™s admission. It is understood that, as a result, the ANC leadership feels Block should resign.
However, there could be some resistance from Blockâ€™s supporters.
is chairperson of the ANC in the province and is hugely popular.
But, with Block possibly being forced to resign from his post, the ANCâ€™s national list committee is expected to push another favourite for the premiership, provincial health minister Dipuo Peters, to the top of the Northern Cape list.
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