Mantashe: ANC MPs must use their numbers to take control

2014-10-13 08:38

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ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe called on the party’s MPs to use their large numbers to take charge and make decisions.

He said incidents in Parliament, where opposition parties had walked out, needed to be stopped, the SABC reported yesterday.

Mantashe was speaking at the African National Congress’s cadre assembly in Mahikeng in the North West. The assembly was attended by all ANC members and alliance partners in the Ngaka Modiri Molema region.

Mantashe reportedly said the ANC must not be ashamed to take control.

“It is conscious offensive, this offensive is seen there in Parliament where you see everybody coming together to form coalitions,” he was quoted as saying.

“The Economic Freedom Fighters, Freedom Front Plus, Democratic Alliance and Congress of the People in one coalition ... we must delegitimise it, weaken it and ultimately dislodge it.

“People have elected us as the majority party and we can’t be ashamed of it. If [their walking] out continues, that is it, that is the only way we can do this thing,” he said.

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