Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
10 Sep 2021
6:45 am

Niehaus gets the boot from ANC, given one hour to pack and go

Eric Naki

Party accuses him of being divisive and displaying “opportunistic” anti-ANC behaviour.

Picture File: Carl Niehaus. Picture: Thulani Mbele

Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson Carl Niehaus has been given between 10am and 11am on Friday to collect his personal belongings at Luthuli House after being summarily dismissed by the ANC on Thursday. In the letter signed by the party’s general manager Febe Potgieter, Niehaus was told he had “not provided any cogent reasons for the ANC to arrive at any conclusion other than that the employment relationship between you and the organisation has completely and irretrievably broken down”. The letter reads in part: “You have the right to appeal your dismissal within seven working days from date...