Former minister expelled from ANC

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Cape Town (Reuter) - The ANC expelled the former deputy minister Bantu Holomisa for accusing the party of corruption, a statement from the office of Cyril Ramaphosa, the party secretary, said yesterday. President Nelson Mandela dismissed Mr Holomisa as deputy minister of environmental affairs and tourism with effect from 1 August after he accused a fellow minister of taking a bribe.

After his dismissal Mr Holomisa said that the casinos tycoon Sol Kerzner had contributed to the ANC and made allegations against leading party figures, including Deputy President Thabo Mbeki.

A spokesman for the ANC branded him a liar for the funding claim but Mr Mandela acknowledged a few days later that Mr Kerzner had in fact given the ANC R2m (pounds 293,000) - but said that the president had been the only one who knew about it.