Gigaba undermining ANC unity - deputy minister

2012-01-28 23:05
Johannesburg - Divisions over the ANC's succession debate and the disciplinary appeal hearing of its youth leaders have spilled over to President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet, according to a report on Saturday.

Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Thandi Tobias-Poloko tore into Public Enterprise Minister Malusi Gigaba for "undermining" unity within the African National Congress by publicly discussing internal issues, the Sunday Times said.

"I believe comrades are out of order, in particular Malusi, because this is not the first time that he goes and rebukes structures of the organisation in public," Tobias-Poloko was quoted as saying.

"It can never be right," she said, responding to Gigaba's comments in which he reportedly ruled out the possibility of a political solution to ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's disciplinary case.

Gigaba, regarded as one of those campaigning for Zuma to serve a second term as a party leader, had also reportedly berated those calling for generational mix to be made ANC policy.

Tobias-Poloko said such utterances could be viewed as "perpetuating divisions and disunity in the organisation." She and Gibaga are members of the ANC national executive committee. A defiant Gigaba said he believes the action against the youth league leaders had been long overdue, the report said.

"I think the ANC made a mistake along the way. One of those is not to intervene timeously and strictly whenever instances have arisen [in which] the constitution of the ANC was breached

"The leadership of the ANC must intervene regardless of how cosy its relationship with the incumbent leadership is."

Tobias-Poloko wants the ANC to intervene and stop all party leaders from publicly expressing opinions on internal matters.

"We need to treat each other with respect and not use dirty tricks to engage each other," she reportedly said.
- SAPA

Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  malusi gigaba  |  julius malema  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
59 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Thursday Stellenbosch - 18:16 PM
    Road name: R44 Southbound
    DELAYS between the R310 Adam Tas Street and Paradyskloof Road
  • Thursday Milnerton - 17:45 PM
    Road name: Marine Drive Northbound
    DELAYS between Boundary Road and Blaauwberg Road
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Pre-order the Xbox One

Get this all-in-one entertainment system with live TV, movies, social networking and gaming. Pre-order now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab P7500 10.1" Tablet With WiFi & 3G

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gives you a better experience for...

From R4999.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Your heart is big and you are sensitive to the needs of those around you. Your humanitarian side is emphasized today and you may...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.