African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson in Gauteng Province, Paul Mashatile has criticized his party for ignoring genuine calls by the masses following distraction during May Day celebration.
Mashatile says what happened on Monday might cost the party during 2019 elections saying the leadership of the party will have to meet in its different organizations to resolve the issue.
On Monday ANC’s alliance Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) members prohibited President Jacob Zuma from delivering a speech calling for him to step down.
In a separate event, in Limpopo deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte also had a tough time addressing workers as they erupted in song while she attempted to speak.
Meanwhile in KwaZulu-Natal, ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete and KZN chairperson Sihle Zikalala were booed at a rally in the province and
On Tuesday morning Mashatile addressed the Media during a meeting for the Gauteng infrastructure Fund summit which is ending on thurday.
Three of the ANC’s top brass received aggressive receptions across the country as calls for Zuma to resign grew louder.
Mashatile says Monday’s developments were a clear call from South Africans who are now tired of not being taken seriously.
He added that people have been rising concerns and they were not taken seriously, saying something is not right within the party.
“Obviously this is a worrisome development to us. It does say that something is not right, there’s something that the people are trying to tell us, something that is not going right.”
“We can’t close our eyes and think everything is going well.”Mashatile says the leadership of the party will have to meet in its different structures to reflect on what happened on Monday and come up with a way forward.