BuzzSouthAfrica has confirmed that the UMkhonto weSizwe Military veterans’ council – MK Veterans – demanded for the provincial and entire leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) to step down.
From our gatherings, MK Veterans resolved that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the ANC and its provincial structure are shitty.
Thus, they called that they be disbanded at the national consultative conference and, for interim leaders to take over until the party’s elective conference coming up in December this year.
The veterans made the call when they met with the ruling party’s top six leaders.
It was in December last year that the veterans gathered to decide the future of ANC following its poor performance at the 2016 local government elections.
At the gathering, MK Veterans deliberated on how to liberate the ANC from its many troubles.
Then, MK Veteran Thabang Makwetla asked for a review of the ANC constitution saying: “there’s an agreement that the organisation has weaknesses that must be overcome, those speak to practices which allow for the abuse of members and processes within the organisation.”
Presenting its resolutions from the December gathering, the veterans said:
“The strong sentiment expressed by the (UMkhonto weSizwe Military veterans’ council) is for the NEC to disband at the national consultative conference and for an interim leadership to preside over the provincial disbandment and the appointment of provincial interim leadership committees.”
Reports have it that five out of the six ANC top leaders rejected the call for the provincial and entire leaders of the ANC to step down.
At the heat of the State Capture drama between President Zuma and the Gupta family, the leader of the MK Military Veterans Association, Kebby Maphatsoe remarked that they were happy with the leadership of President Zuma.
“There is no need for a special congress and we’ve got confidence in the leadership and ANC under President Jacob Zuma,” Maphatsoe said.