ANC N West move 'overdue'

2009-07-20 13:34

Bloemfontein - The DA welcomed the disbanding of the ANC's leadership structure in the North West, Chris Hattingh, DA provincial leader said on Monday.

Hattingh said the step was long overdue.

"This long overdue step may signal the start of a process to rescue the North West from a small elitist group referring to themselves as the Taliban," he said in a statement.

Hattingh said the group's lust for power and control was only overshadowed by incompetence and greed.


His was reacting to protests in Rustenburg by people opposed to a move by the party's national executive committee to disband the province's committee on Sunday.

A public hall was damaged by protesters angry at the disbanding of the provincial executive committee.

Police had to use rubber bullets while trying to disperse the crowd.

Hattingh said the latest intervention of the ANC was intended to rescue the North West province from the widespread devastation and collapse of service delivery.

He said while the ANC attempts to resolve the internal defiance and rebellion in the province an independent competence audit should also be done to "ruthlessly eradicate incompetent and criminal (ANC) deployees".

The ANC also condemned the incident on Sunday.