Ex-ANCWL big wig joins ActionSA in Mpumalanga

Ex-ANCWL big wig joins ActionSA in Mpumalanga
COME BACK: Former Mpumalanga ANCWL chairwoman Thoko Mashiane has hung up her black, green and gold regalia and now donnes the bright green hues of Herman Mashaba's ActionSA. PICTURE BY ActionSA

In 2004 she resigned as municipal manager of Ehlanzeni district municipality after a forensic report found she was one of those who played a role in squandering R100-million in irregular loan and property deals.

Former Mpumalanga ANCWL chairperson Thoko Mashiane has joined ActionSA.

The 67-year-old is a former Ehlanzeni district municipal manager. She served in various capacities in the province, including being the first deputy chairperson of the South Africa Local Government Association.

In 2004 Mashiane resigned from the municipality after a KMPG forensic audit implicated her and two others in an alleged irregular loan and property deals to the tune of R100 million.

However, the party’s national chairperson Michael Beaumont says she has been cleared of all allegations before joining the party.

“Thoko suffered terrible attacks from the people in the ANC, it is often a common place for South Africans who stand up to what is wrong is people come to vilify them, people saw to smear her name in all kinds of allegations and we have assessed those things. She participated in the investigations and in the process her name was cleared.”

Mashiane says her decision to join ActionSA was persuaded by current events in the country.

“I joined ActionSA because I want to fix South Africa,” she said.

“I was pursued by the shenanigans and all the things happening in our country, I can’t be at home and be angry, I realised that I need to stand up and do something about it,” said Mashiane.

-Jacaranda FM-