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Niehaus confirms charges laid against ANC by employees

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Carl Niehaus has issued a statement confirming that charges have been laid against the ANC top leadership and the ANC, for misleading employees on salary deductions.

On Wednesday, 15 September 2021, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) veteran, Carl Niehaus published a statement of complaint that outlined all the charges that have been opened against the national office bearers of the African National Congress (ANC) and the ANC body. Niehaus confirmed that the case was opened at the Johannesburg Central Police Station on the same day as the post.

The statement detailed that the complainants in the case are all employees of the ruling party who had agreed with the accused (ANC) that various deductions would be made from their monthly salaries. However, as of June 2021, the accused is noted to have misrepresented to the complainants that monies were being properly and lawfully distributed to the intended recipients.

The ANC as the accused has been noted to have known the representations were false following the complainants suspecting this, and has therefore been accused of misleading employees into believing deductions were contributing to various funds.

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Which funds were ANC employee salary deductions intended to contribute to?

The statement detailed that employees had been told by the ANC that deductions made from their salaries would be contributed towards the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), the Medshield Medical Fund, as well as the South African Revenue Services (SARS).

On what counts is the ANC being charged on?

According to the statement, the ANC is being accused of a count one offence of fraud, a count two offence of theft, a count three offence of corruption with counts four, five, six and seven arising from various statutory crimes.

How has the ANC responded to claims against it by employees?

The statement alleged that the ANC had known that its representations were false and had confessed to the criminal conduct mentioned. The ANC is alleged to have pleaded with employees to not refer the matter to the police.

Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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