MP ANCYL defends Mabuza, says Phosa’s ‘behaviour perturbing’

MP ANCYL defends Mabuza, says Phosa's 'behaviour perturbing'
PERTURBED: ANCYL Mpumalanga chairman Tim Mashele and secretary Pholoso Mbatsane. PICTURE BY MfisoDIGITAL/ZK.

The league says the matter is ‘biased’ in that the person who gave the report to ex-ANC treasurer ‘remains a spook’.

The ANCYL in the Mpumalanga province has come out in defence of provincial ANC leader David Mabuza, saying the person who is behind the allegations is the ex-ANC treasurer.

“The allegations are utter disdain,” ANCYL provincial secretary Pholoso Mbatsane said on Friday.

“We’re very perturbed by the behaviour of the former leader, a senior leader of the ANC,” Mbatsane said, referring to ex-Premier Mathews Phosa.

“And I’m happy that though the court has rejected the application what still remains an issue to all of us till today is we don’t even know who submitted those spy tapes,” he said.

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Phosa claimed an unknown person delivered the intelligence document to his White River house in 2014.

He forwarded the document, which alleges Mabuza was a spy during the Apartheid era, to ANC deputy national secretary Jessie Duarte.

The document said between 1985 and 1993 the Premier worked to inform Apartheid officials about the secret movements of anti-Apartheid ANC leaders but an Apartheid era policeman who the Tshwane high court called to come testify said the font, style and format of the document was not in line with the one used by intelligence officials during that time.

Mbatsane said the document was submitted by a spook to Phosa’s house.

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“As the youth league we have always been consistent in our view that we reject the allegations that were made by Mathews Phosa, we are infuriated by the behaviour of the former leader.

“It is in the spirit that the person who gave him the spy report is still not revealed, apparently it was submitted by a spook, by a ghost,” Mbatsane said.

(edited MLM)

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