ANC is troubled, disgruntled party member are protesting across the nation over the party’s candidate list for the up coming elections. And now, there are insinuations among party members that their national deputy leader, Cyril Ramaphosa is less interested in the affairs of the party and is abandoning ANC.
This follows the last minute cancellation of Western Cape ANC manifesto launch after Mr. Ramaphosa who was scheduled to launch the manifesto indicated that he wouldn’t be available for the event.
Already, extensive preparations have been made for the manifesto which the deputy president was meant to launch come Sunday in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
But then, the party was left with no option but to reschedule due to the deputy president’s sudden unavailability.
It happened that the Western Cape ANC got a call from the national office instructing them to reschedule the event and divulging Ramaphosa’s unavailability.
Jabu Mfusi, the Provincial Executive Committee’s spokesperson confirmed this and disclosed that Ramaphosa was supposed to lead a door-to-door campaigns in Mitchells Plain, as well as address a dinner on Saturday.
ANC Western Cape spokesperson, Yonela Diko also confirmed that the events of the manifesto launch have been postponed due to Ramaphosa’s sudden unavailability.
Diko said the events have been rescheduled to hold in a forthnight. BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the insinuations amidst ANC Western Cape about Ramaphosa abandoning ANC is stirred by the fact that he’s cancelled events he was supposed to lead for ANC in Western Cape twice this year.
You’ll recall that ANC Western Cape cancelled its provincial January 8th celebrations in Grabouw after it was anticipated that Ramaphosa will address the gathering. The event was rescheduled and ANC National Chairperson, Baleka Mbete delivered the keynote address instead of Ramaphosa.