Mkhize warns about disrespect

2012-05-11 20:31

Newcastle - Disrespect of ANC leadership, party structures and policy decisions was leading to dysfunctional structures, KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Zweli Mkhize said on Friday.

"Even though they may not be features of the ANC in our province, they remain symptoms of an organisation beginning to self-destruct and will also have a significant impact in the future of our movement," he said, presenting his political report.

"There are members who have deliberately flouted rules of the organisation, persistently disregarding any guidance which itself is rejected with derogatory remarks about elected leaders."

He said this resulted in the erosion of the credibility of the leadership and the ability to maintain internal discipline.

Ill-discipline was identified by Mkhize in the political report as an emerging problem within the party.

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is holding its provincial congress in Newcastle this weekend.

The province, which is President Jacob Zuma's home province and biggest support base, was the ruling party's biggest province with 252 668 members.

Mkhize said the party in the province welcomed the decision by the national disciplinary committee of appeal to remove ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

He said the province was "unconvinced" that the provincial executive committee (PEC) of the ANCYL in the province needed to be suspended.

The provincial leadership worked well with the ANCYL in the province.

KwaZulu-Natal secretary Sihle Zikalala told reporters after the morning session of the congress that the ANCYL's PEC disbandment was factional.

However, the regional branches of the ANCYL were still functioning and the ANC had been playing a supportive role.

In his key notes address earlier, Zuma said a resolution needed to be taken on dealing with ill-discipline.

  • Thandiwe - 2012-05-11 20:45

    Please break up ANC - I cannot understand how communists (SACP), racists (ANCYL), capitalists (a number in the ANC) and unionists (COSATU) work together. The answer is.... they don't. COSATU should breakaway...

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-12 08:27

      Thandiwe : This is a very sharp observation you made. I understand it like this: There are two very powerful "glue's" - adhesives - that keeps these lot together. (1) The glue of racism. These people know that if they highlight skin colour, they will have the majority voting for them. (2) The glue of riches. All the "leaders" in the tripartite alliance know that, as long as they stick together, they will have personal access to all the tax revenue this country can generate. The TA (Tripartite Alliance) relies on gullibility, superstition and negative emotions like hatred and fear. The only thing which tends to cause disunity in the TA, is the realization that some of the "leaders" are not cashing in as fast, and as much, as others.

  • WhiteNut - 2012-05-11 20:56

    Hooligans must be fired, even those occupying very senior positions in the movement and government. So far Prez General Zuma has done well in decisively carrying out th Durban.ANC NGC's resolution on 'revolutionary discipline' in the ANC and its structures. Those who are selfishly and factionally calling for leadership change must be dealt with as soon as possible, we already know who they are..

  • Hadebe - 2012-05-11 21:25

    And zuma, what is he doing there? is this benefitting the country or himself, he keep on telling party deligates not to discuss leadership, but thats the reason he visits every annual general meetings in the provinces, he is lobbying to be reinstated.

  • Les - 2012-05-11 21:39

    How can anyone have respect for the leaders of the anc with their track record of dishonesty and ill discipline. Every speech by ministers are for exposing corruption etc. All a big bag of wind. We need change URGENTLY before S.A. crumbles totally. Rainbow nation ??? I don't think so!

  • Luvo - 2012-05-11 21:48

    One wonders what gets discussed at these so called ANC structures' meetings. Is it about successions in the trough?? Obviously it is not about service delivery and the betterment of communities. Of urgency, the topics were supposed to be about what sustainable measures could be taken to economically empower young black people in the townships and to cease this perennial dependence on white people to provide employment opportunities. Should that be achieved then racial tensions will cease as no one particular race will shoulder the responsiblity for another race's economical survival. That is why ANC meetings get disrupted because of the lack of content and the will for an intellectual dialogue.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-05-11 22:01

    Respect is earned!The ANC leadership has done sweet blow f*ckall to earn that respect!Who in their right mind can respect this corrupt bunch of thieving bastards!!

  • Glyn - 2012-05-11 22:06

    So where is the respected anc politician? Long gone! Vote DA for respect from the international community.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-11 22:19

    The Anc structure is slowly crumbling....there isn't an organization on earth that will survive when jealousy and disfunction sets in..whether it's a business,family or a organization....if they flaunt basic rules and don't correct ill discipline....they will FALL.

  • Derrick - 2012-05-11 23:43

    If wishes were horses beggars would be riders.(1)The ANC is not disintergrating as some people would hope for.(2)There is this common false belief that the ANC support is from the naive undereducated members which is very far from the truth.There are hundreds of thousands of educated members eg teachers nurses civil servants etc as seen during marches and strikes.

      Keith - 2012-05-12 09:47

      Of course there is support for the ANC amongst teachers,nurses & civil servants (there's a misnomer to start with) because they are all on the gravy train. If a responsible political party were to take over the emphasis would be on the improvement of the economy in order to create thousands of jobs & reduce the biggest scourge - unemployment. The teachers, nurses & uncivil government employees know this and that the honeymoon is over.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-12 01:15

    Structures, Policies, Procedures. What cute soundbites. What about the disrespect for your voters, for the generations that have sacrificed to put you where you are now? Every day we read how the past, present and future is being disrespected. People can't eat Structures, Policies and Procedures. They're out-dated, ineffective and useless. Respect your voters. Respect 100 years of promises. Deliver or go

  • anthro45 - 2012-05-12 09:19

    Dysfunctional structures lead to disrespect of ANC leadership, period.

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