ANC listens to vets

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November 10, 2016
ANC listens to vets

DECIDE: ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe

Concerns about SA following release of the “State of Capture” report.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the party had decided to constitute a National Working Committee (NWC) delegation to meet with disgruntled veteran party stalwarts over their concerns about their recent utterances.

Last week, 101 ANC stalwarts, including Ahmed Kathrada, Cheryl Carolus, Frene Ginwala and Frank Chikane said they were concerned about the direction the country was taking following the release of “State of Capture” report.

They complained that they were unable to meet party leaders to discuss their concerns.

Meanwhile, Mantashe said the NWC had received a report that the Democratic Alliance (DA) would be tabling a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma today.

Mantashe called on ANC representatives in Parliament to “once again engage this frivolous motion on the basis of our superior arguments” of the ANC-led government in changing the lives of the people.

“The DA has now made this an annual and frivolous ritual that is fast losing its meaning. At least once a year, Parliament must be subjected to discussing a motion of no confidence brought by the DA and with no prospect of succeeding,” Mantashe said.

“The ANC respects the right of any party to invoke Section 89, however, we regard it as a sign of growing arrogance on the part of the opposition that they believe they can command ANC Members of Parliament to vote against the President of the ANC and the Republic.”

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