/ 26 May 2013

PAC president expelled following NEC meeting

The committee said Mphahlele had been charged with failing to account for parliamentary and Independent Electoral Commission funds, not respecting national executive committee (NEC) decisions and appointing a chief administrator even though the position was not catered for in the PAC constitution.

He had also been accused of creating a bogus NEC, appointing a publicity secretary, suspending deputy secretary general Bennett Joko without due process, failing to abide by a court order preventing him from holding a PAC meeting, and promoting factionalism within the party's ranks.

The committee said neither Mphahlele nor his legal representatives had attended its sittings on Wednesday and on Friday, and it had found him guilty on all charges. – Sapa