Motshekga calls for special NEC

2017-04-13 06:00

ANC NEC member and former chief whip Mathole Motshekga has called for a special national executive committee meeting to deal with growing calls for President Jacob Zuma to resign.

Motshekga, who is also a member of the party’s constitutional committee, further said last week’s special extended meeting of the ANC’s national working committee (NWC) was “irregularly constituted”.

The NWC meeting followed unprecedented public disagreements by party officials over Zuma’s controversial Cabinet reshuffle, which saw the sacking of finance minister Pravin Gordhan, among others.

In an interview with News24, Motshekga said the NEC is the only “competent” body to have a final say on the matter of Zuma’s recall. Motshekga is the first senior ANC member to publicly call for a special NEC.

“It was not adequate for the NWC, which was irregularly constituted, to have a final say on the matters raised by society.

The correct position is that on matters of such importance, the NWC must make recommendations to the NEC or a properly constitutional constituted NWC,” Motshekga said.

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