Stop Showing South Africans Your Dirty Pants, Mantashe Cautions ANC Ministers


ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe has called on ANC Ministers to keep their attacks on each-other within the party and spare South Africans the sight of their dirty pants.

The ANC secretary-general was addressing journalists about the outcome of ANC national working committee (NWC) meeting when he made the remark.

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He referred to the comments made by the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen on the Finance Minister and Hawks issue.

Wherein van Rooyen called on Pravin Gordhan to quit undermining the Hawks.

With that, he augured that ANC Ministers, and members must understand that conflicts are better resolved as a family.

“We can only resolve conflicts among ministers by calling them under one roof. Choosing Des to speak on the matter was a terrible decision made by the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA).

They trapped him into saying ‘there is nothing special about Pravin, I would do the job as I’m better qualified’.

It was unfortunate, and the MKMVA shouldn’t have even spoken about the matter,” stated Mantashe.

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Thereafter, the ANC secretary-general commented on the Gordhan and Hawks issue.

To him, it’s okay for Hawks to summon Ministers if they have issues to answer. He nonetheless, indicated that Hawks went after Gordhan in such manner that will ruin SA’s economy.

“The ministers must be called by the Hawks if they have issues to answer to. (However,) it’s unnatural when you deal with an issue with a series of questions and answers, then send other questions, and then you want the minister to come to your head office and answer to brigadier so and so or general so and so.

“This actually delegitimizes the process because if people must answer, they must answer and the processes must be…done by the security cluster. When there are questions that need answering, do things in a normal way,” he charged.

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