ANC to act after North West protest

2012-01-26 11:10

Johannesburg - The ANC in the North West has threatened to take action against unruly members who disrupted a provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting, the party said on Thursday.

North West ANC spokesperson Kenny Morolong said members protested on Sunday against the "recall" of two mayors who allegedly contravened ANC policies and were involved in acts of corruption.

"We cannot dignify such discipline, and action will be taken against those members," he said.

Police reportedly used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the members.

"We did not know about the disruptions outside. We only found out later. It did not have any effect on the progress of the meeting," Morolong said.

No disruption

The meeting was addressed by ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, and its focus was whether to suspend the Dr Kenneth Kaunda regional executive committee (REC) over its decision to fire the mayors and suspend an ANC regional secretary.

Mantashe told the Sowetan newspaper that he did not regard the protest as a disruption.

"There were demonstrations outside, but the meeting of the PEC continued," he said.

Morolong said another group of ANC members would also face disciplinary measures after it disrupted a meeting on Wednesday. These members supported the decision taken by the REC.

The decision against Dr Kenneth Kaunda mayor Boitumelo Moloi, her counterpart in Tlokwe, Andrew Maphetle, and regional secretary Aubuti Chika was taken last week.

North West ANC secretary Kabelo Mataboge said the PEC reversed the decision as the REC had no constitutional power to remove its members.

  • Larry - 2012-01-26 11:15

    Trying to put out the wildfires, before they get totally out of hand, before Polokwane?

      amos.mcinga - 2012-01-26 12:25

      Mangaung Larry...I guess it's the same circus different venue.

      Bob - 2012-01-26 12:42

      Woo hoo, they continue to self destruct, as if stuffing the whole country up with their blatant corruption was not enough, finally they have started to squabble over whats left, shouldn't be too long now and we will see the DA in power, a better life for all South Africans.

  • Zoolie - 2012-01-26 11:17

    There wont be all this diciplanary hearings if they just did they jobs from the start !!!!

  • Whitty - 2012-01-26 11:20

    I think we are seeing the end of the ANC now, it is time for PAC to be more vocal and strike the iron while is still hot.No hope with COPE.

      Heiku - 2012-01-26 11:33

      PAC? Were they not the people claiming that they actually came up with that sound about murdering white people?

      Heiku - 2012-01-26 11:34

      song not sound

      Gerhard - 2012-01-26 11:39

      The PAC??? You are kidding right? The UNITED CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS, UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT and INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS got more votes last time round than the PAC. I really see the PAC taking the next elections. Why don't you and your mates all vote for the PAC and see how much you can increase their last percentage of 0.27%.

      Abram - 2012-01-26 12:15

      PAC must wakeup and take over from ANC, no hope with DA

  • chantelebrown - 2012-01-26 11:21

    I will always regret why I voted for ANC, its members are nothing but trouble let alone corruption..

      Heiku - 2012-01-26 11:34

      You should regret voting for the anc, why doesnt matter.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-26 11:38

    What a bunch of circus clowns LOL, now they protest coz some thieves have been stealing money meant to upgrade their communities and provide them with services, is there no end to their capacity for stupidity, bloody sheeple.

  • comrade.zondi - 2012-01-26 11:38

    Eish This comrade behaviour by comrades is disgraceful. We order that all the comrades be expelled from the ANC, the lie deny steal cheat party. We do not want them.

      Gerhard - 2012-01-26 11:42

      But then there will be no one left to run the country. Which may not be such a bad thing. No one in charge would probably be better than what we have at the moment.

      Thabo - 2012-01-26 13:48

      Yes, they must be expelled. You see, at least the ANC exposed these corrupt individuals. I don't think I ever remember the National Party exposing any of the corrupt individuals within it's ranks. Incidents like these are all part of the "democratic process" and will disappear. What won't change though, is the fact that all the "circus", "clowns", "idiots" that have been stated here will stay right here. The very same ANC will still be back in the chair after the next elections.. so vent all you want. The nice thing about democracy is that the MAJORITY rules, we are still better off now then we were before the ANC took over. Call ANC voters zombies, those zombies are also professors, doctors, engineers, IT specialists etc. the ANC vote is a well thought out vote believe it or not.

  • STYLEbudd - 2012-01-26 11:50

    Does the ANC have a budget for Rubber bullets (used mostly on their own supporters) ?????

      Van - 2012-01-26 12:00

      They make the rubber bullets white now a days.

      Mike - 2012-01-26 12:47

      Surely only for night games?

  • Shirley - 2012-01-26 11:58

    Now we know why the university chaos exists when enroling! Follow thy leaders!

  • Hector - 2012-01-26 12:14

    haha Democracy is a bitch when it is not working for you but rather exposing you as a bunch of corrupt lazy so and so's. For years it was a case of protest, burn and break now you can't just flip a switch and have a bunch of brainless zombies vote for you and then have to listen to your pathetic excuses year in and year out. The chickens are coming home to roost .. better get that riot insurance quick

  • Robsschele - 2012-01-26 12:31

    This whole thing of political appointments must stop. Appoint people that are quilified to do the job.

  • procold2 - 2012-01-26 13:24

    and in entertainment news " after a successful tour i limpopo the circus with a full compliment of clowns is headed for north west"

  • RobertKeeling - 2012-01-26 13:34

    I have a problem with this story. First of all it is stated :"The ANC in the North West has threatened to take action against unruly members who disrupted a provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting, the party said on Thursday," followed by "We did not know about the disruptions outside. We only found out later. It did not have any effect on the progress of the meeting," Now, was the meeting disrupted or are they trying to make out all is hunky dorey!

  • Michelle - 2012-01-26 13:41

    ANC=VIOLENCE!! Need I say more??

  • JayJohnsonS - 2012-01-26 13:46

    Metro cops.There was this couple that had been married for 20 years. Every time they made love the husband always insisted on turning off the light. Well, after 20 years the wife felt this was ridiculous. She figured she would break him out of this crazy habit So one night, while they were in the middle of a wild, screaming, ... romantic session, she turned on the lights. She looked d own... and saw her husband was holding a battery-operated pleasure device... a vibrator! Soft, wonderful and large. She went completely ballistic. ‘You pig,' She screamed at him, 'How could you be lying to me all of these years? You better explain yourself!' The husband looks her straight in the eyes and says calmly: 'I'll explain the toy, you explain the kids.' Send this to your good friends and let them have a laugh!!!

  • braamc - 2012-01-26 14:12

    What a mess they are

  • keith.staniford - 2012-01-26 15:00

    So you can dignify corruption but not democracy. This says it all!

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