The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State under the chairmanship of Ace Makgashule and KwaZulu-Natal under the chairmanship of Sihle Zikalala have called on the party to pull the harshest disciplinary action against its members voted with the opposition.
More than 20 ANC Members of Parliament (MPs) vote with the opposition in support of the motion of No confidence in the President Jacob Zuma in parliament last week. It was the first motion ever conducted in a secret ballot.
The party in KZN and Free State have called National Executive Committee (NEC) to call for a special meeting to discuss the developments arose from the motion of confidence against the President which alleges that the some ANC MPs should have voted outside the party line.
The two provinces have held joint working committee meetings where they discussed unity within the organisation ahead of the elective conference.
Both provinces agree that last week’s motion of no confidence was not about President Jacob Zuma but about effecting regime change and removing the party from power.
KZN chair Sihle Zikalala said: “In that regard, we’re clear that those who voted in support of the motion from the ANC must face disciplinary action.”
“You know what has happened in Mogale City, what the DA has done with lie detectors so why do you expect the ANC not to act against its ill-disciplined members.” said Free State chair Ace Magashule
According to Zikalala the two provinces are working to identify common principles that will guide who they nominate to become the party’s next president.
“Once the NEC says let’s discuss names, we will then zoom in on names. We will support each other on the issue of the leadership.”
The two provinces were not clear on how they would go about identifying which MPs voted with the opposition but have called for the harshest punishment for those found guilty.
President Zuma also want the ANC MPs who supported the motion to be named and shamed…