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ANC fires Luthuli House employee nabbed for cash-in-transit heist

Jul 18, 2018
ANC fires Luthuli House employee nabbed for cash-in-transit heist

The African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday said that it had served one of its employees at its Luthuli House headquarters, Errol Velile Present, with a letter of summary dismissal from its employ following his arrest and appearance in court on allegations of a number of heinous crimes - including a cash-in-transit heist.

According to ANC National Spokesperson, Pule Mabe, the ANC expects from its members and employees to respect the laws of the land and not be involved in any criminal activity.

"The allegations for which Errol Velile Present was arrested for and the charges proffered against him are of serious nature that the organisation had to exercise rules provided for in the ANC Personnel Manual, terminating his service with immediate effect," said Mabe. 

"Errol Velile Present was further informed that in his capacity as a member of the ANC, the organisation will immediately institute disciplinary proceedings against him, in accordance with Rule 25 of the ANC constitution and that in accordance with Rule 25.56 and Rule 25.57 accorded him an opportunity to indicate reasons why the organisation should not immediately exercise its rights to temporarily suspend his membership of the ANC pending the outcomes of the disciplinary proceedings." 

He said that the ANC applauds the SAPS for the swift action taken to apprehend the suspects and urge responsible South Africans to cooperate and report all forms of criminality regardless of who is involved to the law enforcement agencies.

Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, initially claimed that one of the suspects arrested for a recent cash-in-transit heist in Dobsonville, Soweto, was an employee at the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters.

Mashaba said he was among four suspects that were arrested in police raids on July 6 and 7.

Four hijacked vehicles were recovered, two of which were apparently used in the robbery.