Supra Mahumapelo wants next year’s NGC to be “robust” platform

Supra Mahumapelo wants next year's NGC to be
TRADITIONAL: ANC North West chairman Supra Mahumapelo wants a robust NGC next year. PICTURE BY IOL.

He says it can never happen in the party that members plan to topple elected leadership.

North West ANC chair Supra Mahumapelo has said that next year’s National General Council (NGC) will be a “robust” platform.

Mahumapelo said that was keeping with ANC traditions that “each and every meeting of the ANC should be robust”. 

He answered journalists Thursday night this week soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his state of the nation address (SONA) at the National Assembly.

Mahumapelo is one of the forces in the ANC aligned with former President Jacob Zuma. 

Mahumapelo says it was “far-fetched” that they are divided as ANC and that the faction he is aligned to wants to use the June 2020 ANC NGC to remove Ramaphosa.

“The ANC is a very dynamic and robust organisation, so you will always find divergent views that are aimed achieving the same objectives. That is the nature of the ANC politics. 

“So we can’t say we are divided in the ANC. We are all united behind the leadership of the ANC behind the same strategic objectives,” Mahumapelo told SAFM outside Parliament. 

He said there will never be a time in the ANC where members harbour plans to topple an elected leadership.

“We can never remove an elected leadership but every gathering of the ANC should be robust and demonstrate to all and sundry that we are keeping with our tradition of not suppressing views,” he said. 

“But there can’t be a view of removing leaders in the ANC. That is far-fetched. We must focus on our long strategic goals,” he said. 

(edited by MLM) 

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