Step Aside or Face Suspension – ANC NEC

Written by on 29 March, 2021

By: Bright Ntuli

The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has decided that members accused of corruption or other serious offences, including Secretary-General Ace Magashule, must step aside within 30 days or face suspension.

This decision was taken at the party’s four-day NEC meeting.

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Secretary-General’s office will work with the provincial structures to identify all people affected and inform them of the decision.

He says the NEC welcomed the decision by Magashule to use this time to seek the counsel of past leaders of the movement.

“The NEC called on all ANC members to rally around this decision and not to engage in any acts of indiscipline, including through mobilisation or public statements that undermine implementation of the Conference resolution,” says Ramaphosa.

Meanwhile, Ramaphosa says the meeting has agreed that no ANC member should associate themselves with or be involved in the so-called Radical Economic Transformation Forces.

“Furthermore, the NEC will not allow will not allow any member of the ANC staff to use the resources and premises of the ANC to hold meetings of the RET or any other faction. In terms of Rule 25.9 of the ANC Constitution on ‘Institution of disciplinary proceedings’, the NEC directs the Presenter of the ANC to investigate these matters and, if deemed necessary, immediately formulate charges for the attention of the National Disciplinary Committee.”

He adds that the NEC has also expressed concern at the use of the name of Umkhonto we Sizwe, to promote factionalism in the ANC and engage in acts of social instability.


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