ActionSA to Sue Abel Tau for Defamation

We note the allegations made by disgruntled former ActionSA Member, Abel Tau, against ActionSA President, Herman Mashaba.

We further note that these allegations, which are serious and criminal in nature, are strikingly without merit and as such we will be filing a defamation suit against Mr Tau for his reckless and irresponsible allegations.

As evidenced by the ruling in our favour against the Public Protector this week, ActionSA and its leaders will not hesitate to take legal steps to clear up any misinformation peddled by disgruntled individuals who will go to such lengths to settle a political score.

While Tau would like to suggest his misfortunes arise from a conspiracy against him, the reality is that an independent disciplinary panel found him guilty of abusing his political position in the pursuit of his personal intimate relationships. As much as Tau may wish to assert a conspiracy against him, he and he alone is responsible for his departure from ActionSA.

Until this matter is dealt with in court, ActionSA will desist from commenting further on the subject in order to avoid any distraction from our objective to provide the first viable alternative to failed ANC governance.