ANC EC STATEMENT ON THE REMOVAL OF OR TAMBO DM EXECUTIVE MAYOR

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape has noted with disappointment and dismay the conduct of the ANC councillors who connived with the opposition to remove the OR Tambo District Municipality Executive Mayor, Comrade Thokozile Sokanyile in a Council meeting yesterday ,Monday 31st May 2021.

We are deeply angered by the conduct of these councillors involved in this matter for their appalling and unacceptable behaviour, which is clearly an act of defiance and a calculated effort to bring shame and embarrassment to the ANC. This is the worst reactionary act that we have ever seen wherein councillors who are deployed by the movement connive with the opposition parties to oust a comrade deployed by the ANC.

The broader community of OR Tambo District Municipality voted the ANC into power and not individuals and therefore it is the ANC that must determine how, when and where to deploy its cadres. Any attempt by any ANC deployee to change this mandate constitutes an unforgivable sin.

Their behaviour is a clear and unambiguous message to the ANC that they no longer have interest to serve the people of OR Tambo District or to remain members of the African National Congress. We will therefore swiftly and decisively invoke our disciplinary processes to deal harshly with this matter.

We will institute an enquiry to determine the procedural correctness of this process and its outcome. We shall spare no effort in seeking to determine the motive behind this unacceptable and inexcusable conduct that is clearly designed to hand over the municipality to rogues at all cost, including undermining democratic process and disregarding the wishes of the people.

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL SECRETARY OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, CDE LULAMA NGCUKAYITOBI

Enquiries :

Cde Loyiso Magqashela

ANC PEC Provincial Spokesperson

Mobile No :?0762479845/?0823059611

Cde Gift Ngqondi

Provincial Head of Communications

Mobile No :?0849519924 /?0848439706

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