It was an eye-sore as a group of ANC women in Tshwane decided to protest against the outcome of a party meeting in a rather peculiar manner; by baring their buttocks at the Tshwane branch headquarters.
According to the Pretoria News, about 16 women stormed the Tshwane branch offices in protest against the outcome of a general meeting held at the Lebelo Primary School in Hammanskraal over the weekend.
The ANC women claimed armed bouncers stopped them from participating in voting to elect a new branch committee and the committee was elected after they were forced to leave the meeting.
The women also claimed that the meeting register was tampered with, and false signatures of people who were not at the meeting were added. They also claimed there were people elected to the committee who were not ANC members in good standing.
However, Matjila rejected their claims and denied any connections to bouncers or anything of that sort.
After their dramatic protest, the women dressed up and then held a meeting with the ANC regional secretary, Paul Mojapelo, where they registered their complaints.
Mojapelo promised to respond to their complaints by Thursday as he was aware of the issues they raise and had already referred their complaints to the ANC provincial executive committee.
Tshwane regional ANC spokesman Teboho Joala said he was not at the office when the women took off their clothes. “I will have to investigate the situation first before I can make a comment,” he said.
In October, the ANC Women’s League came under fire on the social media for defending President Zuma in a planned march that was also carried out in Tshwane.
The ANC Women marched to the Union Buildings to “defend Zuma’s honour” after a painting by Ayanda Mabulu came to light in October last year. Entitled The Pornography of Power, it displays a naked Zuma receiving oral sex.
In a bid to defend his painting, Mabulu said “We are being fucked by parliamentarians, we are being molested”.
Baring of bottoms may become a habit of ANC members as it could be recalled that in 2008, ANC Youth League members also bared their backsides at the conference in Bloemfontein where Julius Malema was elected league leader.