The African National Congress in the Eastern Cape welcomes the outcome of the Provincial Disciplinary Committee (PDC) on Mnquma Twenty One (21) Councillors who undermined and defied an ANC PEC decision .
They were part of an unlawful process in violation of the organizational directive in a Council meeting held on the 9th March 2018. These Councillors action is contrary to the ANC Constitution code of conduct, as contained in Rule 25 of the ANC Constitution.
The 54th National Conference of the ANC directed all members of the ANC to conduct themselves in keeping with the provisions of the ANC Constitution. As the ANC, we believe the outcome of this disciplinary hearing will serve as a learning curve to comrades who seek to undermine organisational processes and the ANC.
The ANC has adopted a zero tolerance to ill-discipline from its members and will do anything possible to restore the dignity, image and integrity of the ANC.
As our society undergoes further social change, the possibility exists that we can become a movement that finds it increasingly difficult to maintain a coherent progressive ideological outlook and the interests of the working people and the poor could be traded in the ideological market place.
Ideological unanimity and internal cohesion could become difficult to maintain. We have to ensure that growth is accompanied by serious political development and sustained ideological training of members and cadres.
There is also an urgent need to deal with some of the causes of this anti social and lumpen behaviour which the PEC identified as poverty, unemployment and inequality amongst others ,wherein our members becomes projects of anarchists .
We appeal to affected comrades involved in the Mnquma disciplinary process to respect the decision of the PDC and follow all the disciplinary processes as contained in the ANC
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