ANC group 'descending into madness'

2010-08-25 15:56

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - The dissolution of the Johannesburg ANC Regional Executive Committee was necessary because it was "descending into total madness", the ANC in Gauteng said on Tuesday.

"The ANC Gauteng provincial council has taken a firm decision to dissolve the Johannesburg Regional Executive Committee (REC)," said ANC provincial secretary David Makhura at a press briefing in Johannesburg.

"As part of the REC descending into total madness they wanted to recall the mayor," said Makhura.

"The mayor will serve until his term ends in 2011."

He described Johannesburg as one of the ANC's best-run municipalities and called Mayor Amos Masondo an "upright person".

Media reports earlier this week said the REC had voted to recall Masondo and suspend city manager Mavela Dlamini.

'Perpetual divisions'


Makhura said the attempted recall was a reflection of "perpetual divisions and factionalism in the REC".

"There is a deep sense of fear being spread around Johannesburg," said Makhura.

"If you are aligned to the right people you can do anything you want: beat up people, disrupt meetings, rent a mob."

Makhura said the REC had ignored its obligations in terms of the ANC's constitution and was preoccupied with fighting factional battles.

"(There has been) incredible acrimony, threatening each other, which is completely un-ANC," he said.

Makhura added that the REC had been unable to hold meetings consistently, and those meetings it did hold were consumed by factional battles.

"The few meetings it holds, it doesn't discuss the important issues. It only discusses who must be deployed to government," he said.

Makhura called the dissolution "painful" but was necessary for the long-term health of the party.

"That's why we lost the Western Cape and we are not going to wait until we lose Johannesburg."

Unanimous


He added that the decision to dissolve the REC by the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) was unanimous.

"There was no dissent on the dissolution. Every member of the PEC agreed on the dissolution, including those members (of the REC) who were being dissolved," claimed Makhura.

The dissolution of the REC and endorsement of Masondo comes on the heels of a report by an ANC task team. On Wednesday, Business Day siad that the report backed the recall of Masondo for financial improprieties. The newspaper also published a copy of the report.

Makhura blasted the news article and accused the paper of engaging in "gutter journalism".

He claimed that the report given to Business Day had been altered from the original and the journalist was taking sides in factional fighting in the party.

"It's very easy for me to tell you who gave you the report," said Makhura as he looked at the Business Day journalist.

- SAPA

Read more on:    anc  |  amos masondo
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
 

Zuma: Pray for peaceful polls

President Jacob Zuma has asked members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to pray for peaceful elections on 7 May.

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Why Jack Parow wants you to vote on 7 May
The ad the SABC doesn't want to air
Elections 2014 in one cartoon
This year's election posters
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Friday Grabouw - 11:32 AM
    Road name: N2 Eastbound
    DELAYS between Sir Lowrys Pass and Grabouw
  • Friday Cape Town - 10:14 AM
    Road name: M3 Inbound
    EVENT - left lane closed between Rhodes Avenue and UCT
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia N9

The Nokia N9 has a beautiful one-piece, unibody design where...

From R2899.85

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may find yourself putting in that extra effort on looking good and making an impression. ...read more

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.