Magashule: ANC leadership manipulating sub-committees for factional interests

Johannesburg – Suspended African National Congress (ANC) secretary-genera Ace Magashule has accused the governing party’s leadership of manipulating its sub-committees for factional interests.

He also questioned the constitutionality of the decision to bring in outsiders into national executive (NEC) sub-committees.

Magashule spoke just hours after his ally, ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini was found guilty of perjury by the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

He was commenting on a leaked document which proposes changes to the different portfolios of the NEC – crucial sub-committees like economic transformation, health and education as well as legal and constitutional affairs.

The document was drafted last month for the party’s national working committee meeting (NWC).

“It’s clear that this is factional. That faction intends obviously on dealing with people, there is nothing else to read in that move,” said Magashule about the proposed overhaul.

The decision will also affect the ANC’s national disciplinary committee (NDC) and its national disciplinary committee appeals (NDCA).

“All these things will be challenged if there is an NGC (national general council) or a policy conference, all these matters will be challenged there,” concluded Magashule on a possible solution to what he sees as a historic and unconstitutional move by his party.

“For now, they’ve stifled the organisation, there are no meetings and all that, you can just see how they run things – the NWC decides and the national executive committee is no longer the highest decision-making body in between conferences,” added Magashule.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.