By Thys Khiba
Rustenburg – The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC), through their President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte, had indicated that they are concerned about the ongoing instability in the North West province.
According to the NEC, the ongoing instability that is taking place in the North West province does not have a good impact on their organisation, governance and service delivery.
“It (NEC) reiterated the decision of the NEC meeting of 26-29 March 2021 that the interim Provincial Committee (IPC) must continue to discharge the mandate given to it by the NEC in accordance with the powers that it has in terms of the ANC Constitution,” said Ramaphosa.
Meanwhile, the ANC IPC led by Hlomane Chauke has expressed their concern regarding the trend of removing ANC mayors in the province’s municipalities through motions of no-confidence.
According to the spokesperson for the ANC IPC, Kenny Morolong, a tendency of their deployees to work with opposition parties to remove their own mayors is concerning.
“These developments represents a continuation of a new and worrying tendency in our caucuses across the province. A tendency that seeks to erode the centrality of the ANC as the only strategic centre of power. We wish to remind our deployees that the deployment and or redeployment of mayors remain the exclusive domain of the Interim Provincial Committee,” said Morolong.
It is now five mayors who have been removed through motions of no-confidence. In March, the ANC IPC suspended the North West premier, Prof. Job Mokgoro and others in the provincial legislature as members of the ANC.
The IPC accused some its members within the provincial legislature, including Mokgoro, of were colluding with opposition parties.
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