Ex-ANC employee, Carl Niehaus and others are expected to go ahead and lay fraud and corruption charges against the ANC and its top officials on Wednesday.
Niehaus said that not going ahead after indicating a desire to do so would have lacked integrity. He was fired last week after failing to provide the party with a sufficient explanation behind a media alert inviting journalists to watch him and others file a criminal complaint against the ANC top 5.
This is linked to the non-payment of salaries, which the party has finally started rectifying.
Niehaus said that the charges they wanted to lay included several statutory crimes, including the Unemployment Insurance Act, the Pension Fund Act, Pay As You Earn Regulations and the Tax Administration Act.
He insisted that his dismissal was merely an attempt to keep others from joining him but he insisted backing down was not an option.
“It would have been that we have cried wolf without acting. We cannot allow criminal activity to go unchecked, nor can we allow whistleblowing, and laying of charges against those that in our minds have committed serious financial maladministration and crimes to be intimidated not to do so,” Niehaus said.
He and others are expected to open up a case against the party at the Johannesburg central police station at 11:00 am.
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