Nokukhanya Mntambo28 February 2024 | 5:16

DA won’t stop until Mbalula held in contempt of court for missing cadre deployment documents

The DA accused the ANC of omitting some documents from the cadre deployment dossier the party handed over recently.

DA won’t stop until Mbalula held in contempt of court for missing cadre deployment documents

ANC secretary general Fikile Mbalula during a media briefing on 22 February 2024. Picture: X/@MYANC

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will not stop in its tracks to have African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Fikile Mbalula held in contempt of court after failing to hand over outstanding cadre deployment documents.

The governing party missed Saturday’s deadline, imposed by the official opposition, to submit missing minutes from meetings, emails and WhatsApp threads.


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The DA said it won't back down from its fight against the controversial cadre deployment policy, piling blame on the ANC for failures in government.

In the 1300-page cadre deployment dossier handed over by the ANC recently, the party’s internal protocols were exposed, as memos and WhatsApp messages between party leaders signalled a lack of separation between the party and State.

However, the documents submitted to the DA only included minutes from meetings between 2018 and 2021 when then-Deputy President David Mabuza chaired the deployment committee.

The DA said it now wants the outstanding documents from 2013 to 2018 when President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired the committee.

Meanwhile, the DA also gave the ANC 30 days to hand over minutes and records from its provincial and regional cadre deployment committees.