ANC MPs must use their numbers - Mantashe

2014-10-12 21:21

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Johannesburg - ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe called on the party's MPs to use their large numbers to take charge and make decisions, the SABC reported on Sunday.

He said current incidents in Parliament where opposition parties had walked out needed to be stopped, according to the public broadcaster.

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.

"EFF and Freedom Front Plus, DA and Cope in one coalition… we must de-legitimise it, weaken it and ultimately dislodge it.

"People have elected us as the majority party and we can't be ashamed of it. If they walk out continue, that is it, that is the only way we can do this thing," he said.

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