ANC To Discipline Bathabile Dlamini And Collen Maine Over Comments


The ruling party says it will take disciplinary actions against the party’s Women and Youth League Presidents for the comments they made about the ANC NEC and the Deputy Finance Minister

The party will however meet with Bathabile Dlamini and Collen Maine; the Women and Youth League Presidents first before deciding if it is necessary to take disciplinary actions against them for their comments.

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After the Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas’ public admission that he was offered the job of finance minister by the Gupta family, ANCYL President Collen called for Jonas to be recalled from his position as the deputy minister of finance.

“A man of integrity will go to his boss and report, and (not) talk to him through the media. For us this amounts to putting the organisation into disrepute.

You don’t wait for a time, particularly when the opposition is calling for a recall and you use the crisis, as a cadre of the movement, for grandstanding for popularity and begin to raise those issues,” Maine remarked.

Dlamini as the President of the ruling Party’s Women League alleged that members of ANC NEC  have shady secrets in an attempt to protect President Zuma after Vytjie Mentor in her revelations about the Guptas influence on government, alleged that the President made “unwelcomed” sexual advances  to her.

Defending Zuma, Dlamini asserted that every member of the ANC’s  NEC has “skeletons which should not be brought into the public domain.”

Addressing the comments made by the Presidents, ANC’s Secretary General Gwede Mantashe stated that Bathabile Dlamini and Collen Maine are ill-disciplined.

To him, the comments reflects that being ill-disciplined is thriving in ANC and as such, Mantashe warned that the party’s disciplinary committee is fully functional to take decisive action.

Meanwhile ANC’s Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa related that the disciplinary committee is yet to meet with the Presidents. “The first thing we must do is to talk to people who are involved,” Kodwa said and explained that any decision to take disciplinary action against the Presidents will be made after the meeting, EWN reports.

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