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Fikile Mbalula fears ANC ‘has been infiltrated by Boko Haram’

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is convinced that Boko Haram members are posing as ANC candidates, in order to cause chaos in Tshwane.


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Fikile Mbalula has raised something very alarming about the ANC’s branches in Tshwane, fearing that operatives from Boko Haram have ‘infiltrated their structures’ to ensure that the party doesn’t regain control of the metro.

Who are Boko Haram?

Boko Haram – the infamous Pretoria gang, and not the actual African terrorist cell – has caused all sorts of chaos in Gauteng. The group carries a lot of influence, and they’ve also been able to bribe their way out of legal proceedings.

They are running an organised crime racket within Tshwane, and it has captured the attention of Minister Mbalula.

Mbaks was present at an event held at the St. George’s Hotel on Monday, which entertained the complaints and grievances of dozens of members. David Mabuza, Jessie Duarte, and Kgalema Motlanthe were all in attendance.

Battle for Tshwane: Fikile Mbalula reveals ANC infiltration concerns

However, Fikile Mbalula stated that ‘most complaints’ were baseless, and suggested that Boko Haram were to blame for ‘sewing divisions within the ANC’. He believes that multiple gangsters are posing as party members, getting themselves nominated as ANC candidates, and then doing everything they can to sabotage the Local Elections in Tshwane.

“There is an element of thuggery. Thugs have infiltrated the ANC. That is the honest truth. We have funny characters and names and organisations called Boko Haram … What is that?”

“If you are so important in your ward and you think you can contest and the ANC has done no good for you, why don’t you stand as an independent? But no, they want to stand in the ANC list at all cost.”

“The extent of the infiltration [by ‘Boko Haram’] … we feel it in the expression of the anarchy, we see that is un-ANC. Also, losing candidates are engaging in acts of sabotage against the ANC campaign process.”