ANC 'not resting' until Potch reclaimed

2013-01-22 20:28

Johannesburg - The ANC in the North West will not rest until it reclaims leadership in Tlokwe, the municipality that Potchefstroom falls under, it said on Tuesday.

"The PEC [provincial executive committee] officials will meet with ANC councillors in Tlokwe to harmonise relations amongst these deployees (sic) of the organisation and ensure that they forge close working relations," spokesperson Kenny Morolong said in a statement.

"[We] resolved to continue to interact with the residents of Tlokwe with a view of assuring them that the ANC will not abdicate its inherent duty of reclaiming the leadership of this municipality."

In November last year warring factions in the party passed a motion of no confidence in ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle.

The Democratic Alliance's Annette Combrink subsequently replaced him.

The ANC was reportedly hopeful that Combrink's appointment as mayor was invalid, due to the fact that she accepted the nomination via sms.

The party was trying to get Maphetle reinstated. Morolong said the ANC in the province would continue to examine all legal processes relating to the matter.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-22 20:33


      SaniGhana - 2013-01-22 21:08

      I will die a da member i will never give my vote to the anc criminals

      grant.hide - 2013-01-22 21:26

      I bet they at KFC right now, not resting at all.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-22 21:54

      It's time to go, ANC, go gracefully. Oops, no, sorry, too late for that.

      jesibelle.krueger - 2013-01-22 22:46

      The real joke is - the "...residents of Tlokwe..." are reportedly VERY content with their major. Major Annette Combrink said herself she was surprised now well she was received by the people who the ANC regards as their (ex) constituency. The real issue: the feckless ANC parasites are missing their free-loading tax-leeching income...

      John - 2013-01-22 23:09

      Typical!!! Where they have power, everyone else must respect their legitimacy to rule because 'da people' have spoken. Where they have lost power, all legal avenues must be exhausted to get power back to its 'rightful' place. Bloody hypocrites. They respect democracy only when it's in their favour!!!

  • TSR01 - 2013-01-22 20:41

    They haven't even given her a chance and they already have a knee-jerk reaction because she isn't one of their "deployed members"? What jerks!

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2013-01-22 20:42

    Maybe the movement Srebrenica beginning to see the writing is on the wall.

  • tshireletso.molobi.1 - 2013-01-22 20:43

    ANC is going down slowly but surely

      malcolm.molver - 2013-01-22 21:00

      The end of the ANC can't come soon enough!

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2013-01-22 20:44

    Not sure where that word came from.

      una.west.9 - 2013-01-22 21:08

      lol! Was trying to work out the meaning! :D

  • kosie.nel.14 - 2013-01-22 20:44

    It was because of bloody incompetence that you lost it!

      dave.elmore.5 - 2013-01-22 20:53

      No, actually gross stupidity, the ANC mayor threw a temper tantrum and he and some of his buddy staged a walkout....majority didn't rule didnt happen when the no confidence vote got tabled for the ANC cause they were all at KFC

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-22 20:47

    'interact by reassuring'. Oh you guys make me laugh. You truly have learnt not one single thing. Act! Do something tangible and measurable to fulfill the promises of the last 101 years. Look around you. The days of talking and platitudes are long gone

  • janis.moolman - 2013-01-22 20:51

    They ate going to strike or cusato will claim it was a racist act.

  • Prince Kgwale - 2013-01-22 20:58

    ANC is gonna be history soon

  • matthew.patrick.925 - 2013-01-22 21:04

    How about learning to work together for the people of Potch? A leadership battle will only divert resources and create a service delivery void in which the DA will ultimately be blamed since they were 'at the helm', even if it resulted from the ANC councillors throwing their toys out the cot.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-22 21:04

    'inherent duty of reclaiming the leadership of this municipality.' They talk like kings and act like jesters. There is no 'divine right' any more It's a democracy.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-22 21:56

      Their inherent duty is to deliver service. How about they do that?

      vierkleur.transvaal - 2013-01-23 09:36

      cANCer is still a resistance movement

  • colin.shephard.125 - 2013-01-22 21:08

    Its been 2 months and already you can see a change in Potchefstroom. This is making the ANC look very bad so they're desperate to get rid of her.

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2013-01-22 21:22

    Dream on! Hope they loose other Municipalities.

  • Kykweer - 2013-01-22 21:22

    I could maybe just maybe in the far distance understand why they want control back... But they want to elect the same guy who was voted out? WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU???

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2013-01-22 21:27

    The mayoral and councilor positions remains the most interesting for me in politics. You can wake up tommorow without a job.

  • kobus.laubscher.3 - 2013-01-22 21:30

    Under leadership of Annette Combrink the municipality of Tlokwe already removed 1500 loads of rubbish from the township Ikageng in Tlokwe. Each load weighs 8 tons. What did Maphetle do for the people?

      kosie.nel.14 - 2013-01-22 21:34

      They organised the rubbish - KFC wrappers!

      kenneth.fisher.750 - 2013-01-22 21:43

      ANC want to return that rubbish, in the form of the old mayor.

  • makhosonke.mqikela - 2013-01-22 21:36 to love next year's general elections, will be full of suprises.

      Malose-Nyatlo - 2013-01-22 21:57

      yeah, that's guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows.

      piet.boerie - 2013-01-23 04:36

      My friend I hope you are right as the system works better when there is competition. Humans when faced with no accountability, you know rule till man Jesus comes, then humans do what we do and under perform. Once the pressure is on you turn on the performance. So sir I hope you are right and people use the tool of Democracy and realy really liberate themselves.

  • percyferrao - 2013-01-22 21:41

    Just shows you they would rather have a corrupt mayor than do whats best for the people... Sore losers! Is this what it will be like when the ANC lose the national elections? That day will come!

  • MikeTheJew - 2013-01-22 21:51

    What I don't understand is why they want to reinstate a councellor who had a vote of no confidence passed in him/her?

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-22 22:16

      Where have you been? It's all about The Party. Votes of no confidence are trivial matters.

      vierkleur.transvaal - 2013-01-23 09:40

      And don't forget about JZ. It starts atthe top.

  • smuts.mike - 2013-01-22 21:55

    You are a bad mayor, OUT!.... Oh crap, now the DA has it.... Erm, you wernt so bad, please come back... Bwahahahaha. You go DA, show them how its done!!

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-22 22:16

    One city at a time we will take back the country piece by piece and give it back to all people.

  • louismose.moses - 2013-01-23 00:00

    The anc is a bunch of loosers.they are like a bunch of confused drunkards

  • kyle.white.39750 - 2013-01-23 01:10

    Not really. Unfortunately the uneducated/majority will keep anc in power.

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2013-01-23 06:09

    Here we go again, ANC have their priorities wrong, you have riots, strikes, hooliganism but you don't bother listening to your people, then when it is too late, "eisch what has happened?" Catch a wake up you lot you are sleeping while South Africa is burning.

  • ChristoKieser - 2013-01-23 06:54

    Shame man the lady looks so happy.

  • cj.venter - 2013-01-23 09:49

    is she doing a good job? well then keep her!!

  • pillowcasephelo - 2013-01-23 10:56

    Whats sad about this particular story is that its now clear that working together harmonious between this parties will never happen. Instead of solidifying and collaboratively working together to improve service delivery, the ANC is busy going for cheap shots below the belt. I thought the whole idea of a democracy was to get the best parry for the people. In the event of dis-agreements between the parties, a gentleman's accord prevails where the supreme party in this case the DA is allowed to lead with the ANC working collaboratively with the DA to improve service delivery...... This thing of we will never rest till we take over again i dont get....

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