ANC slams ‘members involved in anarchy’

2015-12-09 10:38

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Pietermaritzburg - The ANC’S provincial leadership has vowed to take “tough action on members involved in anarchy”.

Ever since the provincial conference, which was held in the beginning of November, there have been upheavals in some branches who have challenged the credibility of the outcomes of the tightly contested conference.

Disgruntled ANC members have twice marched to the party’s provincial headquarters and have vowed to disrupt meetings until their concerns are heard.

Provincial secretary Super Zuma said the group had “crossed the line”.

“The conduct of these people is accompanied by a remarkable level of hooliganism which is completely alien from our movement. There is neither an intention nor pretension to adhere to an acceptable conduct of revolutionaries in their behaviour,” he said.

Zuma was dismayed by the protesting group’s announcement that they will be consolidating and submitting a list of those who will be candidate councillors for the upcoming 2016 local government elections.

“We find this strange and foreign to ANC culture and tradition as this task belongs to democratically elected leaders of the province,” he said.

The provincial leadership also committed to work on the strained relationship in the tripartite alliance.

Recently divisions have emerged among the alliance partners which include Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) and SA Communist Party (SACP).

News24 reported that ANC provincial chairperson Sihle Zikalala was booed on Saturday while attending Cosatu’s 30th anniversary celebrations in Durban. Cosatu had supported premier Senzo Mchunu to be re-elected to the chairperson position. “The PEC is unanimous on the importance of unity and cohesion of the ANC and its alliance partners,” Zuma said.

He also announced that the much awaited eThekwini regional conference would be held on December 12 and 13.


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