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Ramaphosa condemns violence within the ANC 

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African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa condemned the unruly behaviour of the ANC leadership that results in violence and killings of its members.

Ramaphosa is on a two-day visit in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape, where he is leading the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in engagements with its Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) on the 2021 Local Government Elections evaluation.

Video: President Ramaphosa briefing ANC members in Mthathahttps://www.youtube.com/embed/SH2qOOdnR80He says those involved in this act need to be dealt with harshly. This comes after the recent violence within the party where two councillors where shot.

Ramaphosa says there is a growing trust deficit from citizens on the ANC.

“Discipline in the African National Congress continues to be eroded, but the other worrying part is that violence has now become a method of resolving issues in the ANC. Members get beaten in the ANC meetings even female members are beaten by men in ANC meeting. Some get shot at, at meetings. Some get shot in their homes and so forth and this has to stop. And those that are involved in it need to be dealt with very very strongly,” says Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa says the party needs to focus on credible leadership as part of its renewal project. The renewal project will include formation of a commission of long standing experienced comrades that will build and unite the ANC.

“We also felt that the process of renewal should be taken up by all comrades in our movement because we do need renewal. We’ve all agreed in our governance and also our organisations as we rebuilt our structures so that we are able to serve our people better,” says Ramaphosa.

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ANC in Eastern Cape dealing with violence at branch meetings

ANC IN EASTERN CAPE DEALING WITH VIOLENCE AT BRANCH MEETINGS

THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC) IN THE EASTERN CAPE IS MOVING TO QUELL TENSIONS AT THE BRANCH LEVEL AS THERE HAVE BEEN VIOLENT INCIDENTS ALREADY LINKED TO BRANCH MEETINGS.

INCIDENTS WERE RECORDED IN THE AMATHOLE, ALFRED NZO AND BUFFALO CITY REGIONS IN 2021.

IN THE EASTERN CAPE, THE ANC IS ALREADY DEALING WITH CHALLENGES AS SOME MEETINGS HAVE ERUPTED IN VIOLENCE. IN JUNE LAST YEAR FISTS FLEW AT THE BRANCH MEETING OF WARD 7 IN BUFFALO CITY.

NOKEKETHI MAVUSO WAS SEVERELY BEATEN DURING THE FIGHT. SHE SAYS THEY ARE IN SUPPORT OF A NEW WARD CANDIDATE TO REPLACE THE INCUMBENT AND THAT IS THE CAUSE OF THE ANIMOSITY.

“IT’S ALL ABOUT THESE ELECTIONS, THE REASON WE WERE BEATEN IS THAT WE WANTED ANOTHER COUNCILLOR WHO WILL SERVE US, WE GOT BEATEN AND TENSIONS ARE HIGH AND WE ARE NOT HAPPY.”

SABC NEWS

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