The ANC Parliamentary Caucus says it has decided to take firm action – through an internal disciplinary process – against ANC MP Boy Mamabolo, who threatened Sunday World Journalist Ngwako Malatji… allegedly threatening to shoot him and “kick his testicles”.
“We denounce the alleged unbecoming behavior of the ANC Member of Parliament. As an MP, Cde Mamabolo is bound by the Oath of Office to serve, represent, respect and protect the citizens of the Republic of South Africa,” the ANC Caucus said in a statement on Saturday.
At all times, the ANC Caucus says it has strived to maintain a cordial relationship with members of the media and respects the Constitutional values and Bill of Rights, including freedom of expression as well as the freedom of the press and other media to do its work.
The Caucus says it has informed Malatji that an internal disciplinary action against Mamabolo has been instituted; and says the matter has today – 1 August – been referred to the National Caucus Disciplinary Committee today by ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina.
“The ANC Caucus will communicate the outcomes of the disciplinary process in due course. We also note that Mr Malatji opened a case against Mamabolo and we will allow the law to take its course,” said a statement issued by the Chief Whip’s office.