The ANC in Chris Hani Region, Eastern Cape notes with a great sense of concern the irresponsible utterances that are attributed to Andile Lungisa on the wild allegation against the President of the ANC, Cde Cyril Ramaphosa.

Andile is quoted to have said that other leaders of the ANC must tell President Ramaphosa to stop attacking and harassing President Zuma.

It is a gross misrepresentation of fallacious proportions to even harbour the illusion that President Ramaphosa is responsible for the prosecution and legal woes of former President Zuma. This exposes the complete lack of appreciating the most basic tenant of our democracy on the principle of separation of powers. These utterances flush down the drain all efforts of promoting the rule of law in favour of lawlessness and anarchy. It is a very basic expectation that every member and leader of the ANC should uphold highest levels of the values of the ANC and our democracy including the principle of all being equal before the law.

We condemn and rebuke the baseless attacks on the Provincial Chairperson of the ANC Cde Oscar Mabuyane and PEC leadership that was elected by the branches of the ANC in the Provincial Conference in 2017. It is the same loose tongue that got him to be forced to retract similar baseless accusations against the ANC leadership and the judiciary with his tail between the legs.

We frown with disdain on the obnoxious threats of civil war by Lungisa. The entire African continent is seized with the agenda of silencing the guns, and he still sees it fit to engage on small talk about civil war.

Lungisa goes on a volatile tirade to prescribe that the prerequisite to national unity is the exoneration of former President Zuma from all legal challenges he is confronted with. We reject this fad with contempt as it is void of any principle but personality cult that elevates individuals over principles. The ANC and our society need a genuine programme of national unity and social cohesion that is based on the unity of purpose and not the unity of convenience as advocated by Lungisa.

The leadership and structures of the ANC in Chris Hani will not standby whilst the leadership and values of our glorious movement are being insulted and dragged through the mud in this way. An attack on the PEC of the ANC is a direct attack on the Branches of the ANC. The power mongering and demagoguery by Lungisa will not go unchallenged. We continue to have full confidence in the leadership of Cde Oscar Mabuyane and President Ramaphosa and their collectives both in the ANC and in government..

We want to counsel Lungisa to resist the rambling temptation of attacking the leadership of the ANC on every slightest factional opportunity he gets. Lungisa and his ilk must accept that they were overwhelmingly rejected by the Branches of the ANC in the 2017 Provincial Conference with all their appeals through the ANC internal processes. Even the Constitutional Court dismissed them as cry-babies suffering from nappy rash.

We further note his factional postulations and challenge him to meet us on the ground.

Lungisa makohlukane nomkhuba wobukhwenkwe wokufunda ukuteketa ngamagama enkokheli ze ANC.

This statement must be attributed to:

Cde Lusanda Sizani

Chris Hani ANC Regional Secretary



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