ANC’s Kabelo Mataboge comes in from the cold

2014-10-26 15:00

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The ANC in North West wants former provincial secretary Kabelo Mataboge to return to the fold after suspending him nearly two years ago.

The party’s provincial spokesperson, Oupa Matla, said Mataboge had already met its leaders and they would now approach the provincial working and executive committees and Luthuli House to discuss Mataboge’s return to political life.

The ANC lost votes in North West in the May elections and, with the Economic Freedom Fighters now its official opposition, the national executive wants a distinct improvement in the party’s showing in the 2016 local government elections.

The ANC in North West was highly factionalised ahead of the party’s Mangaung conference in December 2012. Mataboge led a group who wanted Kgalema Motlanthe to replace Jacob Zuma as ANC president, while provincial chairperson Supra Mahumapelo was at the helm of a powerful counterfaction supporting Zuma’s re-election.

After a bruising battle, Mahumapelo’s faction emerged triumphant and Mataboge was suspended from all party activities for three years.

Mahumapelo is now premier of North West.

Matla said Mataboge had displayed “good conduct” and “remorse” while suspended and, assuming his ban was lifted, would be allowed to participate “at branch level” again.

But a source from the ANC’s Ngaka Modiri Molema region said it was hard to understand “why the party would suddenly want Mataboge back when they had been hellbent on getting rid of him”.

“He is also still close to many others who fell victim to purging because they opposed the current regime,” said the source.

“It will be difficult for Mataboge to return to the provincial leadership and for Mahumapelo and company to let him serve, knowing what a headache he can be.”

Mataboge could not be reached for comment, but a source close to him told City Press: “I can confirm that he is coming back, which is good news. He is happy to be back.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.