ANC EC Media Statement on Defiance by Mnquma Councillors.

The African National Congress in the Eastern Cape is awaiting a formal report to institute disciplinary proceedings against councillors who defied the organization and voted for a candidate not chosen by the movement to take a Mayoral position at Mnquma Council on Friday, 09 March 2018.

We remind our councillors of the ANC Constitution- Rule 19.9.8 which reads as follows: The PEC shall supervise and direct the work of the ANC and all its organs in the Province, including the ANC Provincial and Local government caucuses.

These councillors went against mandate of the ANC, rendering our stance on stabilizing governance at Mnquma futile. Therefore by voting against the ANC wishes and mandate, they have become complicit in destabilizing that municipality. It must be stated that the people of Mnquma come first, stability in Council is imperative to service delivery and our residents can be assured that any wrongdoing by our ANC Councillors will be met with strong and decisive action from our organization.

We are aware that this total defiance is informed by the deep-seated and entrenched factionalism within that Council, which is informed by a blind support from key political leaders in order to capture Mnquma Municipality resources for self–centered economic and accumulation interest.

We refuse to be hoodwinked into an agenda that seeks to serve the interests of personalities or individuals who want to tenderize the ANC.

The Mnquma Municipality should not be used as a vehicle or cartel to dispense political patronage or buy loyalties of certain individuals; the ANC’s historical mandate has always and continues to be to serve the interests of the people of South Africa, especially the historically oppressed Black majority. We would like to remind our councillors that they derive their political mandate from the Africa National Congress.

Issued by:
ANC EC Communications
ANC EC Media & Liaison Officer
Judy Mpetsheni
Mobile No: 0636878267 / 0731176194

ANC EC Communications Manager
Gift Ngqondi
Mobile No: 0848439706

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