African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu urged the entire ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) to take the “Collective Effort” and resign from the party following the decline in support and loss of public confidence.
Mthembu said the top leaders have are abusing power and governmental institutions to settle political scores within the party. Mthembu then used Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s saga with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
“In my view, a minister is being pursued for political reasons, and then charged with fraud. That’s why I’ve then said, perhaps we are not the leadership that can take the ANC forward under these conditions,” said Mthembu.
The Chief Whip then said he is also calling on President Jacob Zuma to resign as he is also part of the top six.
“President Jacob Zuma is the president of the ANC. When I said the entire ANC leadership that has already taken collective responsibility must take the fall, I meant everybody, myself included, including President Zuma,” said Mthembu.
When it comes to Gordhan’s issue, Mthembu vowed that he will support Gordhan fully; he also said he will accompany him to court.
Recently Mthembu has proved to be the ‘black sheep’ of the party as he has revealed and touched on issues that have truly affected the ANC
Earlier this Month Mthembu told ANC Members of Parliaments (MPs) they needed to ask why they concluded to support and refuse to implement the Public Protector’s Nkandla report.