Zuma warns his detractors
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma warned his detractors that they would have no future in the ANC if they were ill-disciplined, according to reports.
Zuma, who was addressing the provincial African National Congress centenary celebrations in East London on Saturday, also took a swipe at those "who defend wrongdoing" within the party, the Sunday Times reported.
"We must reach a point where discipline is exercised irrespective of the position you hold... this thing must end where if one comrade is doing wrong things, there are comrades who defend him," Zuma was quoted as saying.
This came a week after ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa broke ranks on the ANC Youth League's disciplinary issues while addressing a centenary rally in Sekhukhune.
He said the ANC was "no dustbin for comrades"
According to the report Zuma said discipline was central to the ruling party's growth.
"Let's not destroy this organisation of [John] Dube, [Oliver] Tambo and [Nelson] Mandela, you can't be bigger than them."
He warned that those who did not understand the ANC would soon find themselves outside the party, the Sunday Times reported.