Former African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson and Premier of the North West, Supra Mahumapelo, says the ANC is violating the constitution.
Mahumaphelo says some of the party’s resolutions are in conflict with the law.
Addressing ANC branch members in Delareyville, Mahumapelo called on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party to intervene.
The suspended Mahumapelo was referring to the so-called step-aside resolution, which orders ANC leaders accused of corruption or serious crimes to voluntarily step aside.
“Some parts of the resolutions are in conflict with the law and life must go on. The revolution must go on. In my own view as SOR Mahumapelo from ward 6,7,12, I’m saying part of that resolution in conflict with the law must be suspended until we go to the next national conference,” he says.
Mahumapelo says they have applied for the suspension to be set aside:
Mahumapelo added that suspending the step-aside resolution will lead to proper engagement between members of the ANC.
“If you suspend parts of the resolution which are in conflict with the law, the ANC is achieving two things: 1) it is complying with its resolution, at the same time, it is complying with the law of the republic. What you must do then is that people who are accused, who are arrested, the leadership must come then and master the art of the necessary political engagement.”
Mahumapelo was temporarily suspended from the ANC last week for contradicting the North West Interim Provincial Committee, who had ordered the Mayor of JB Marks Local Municipality Mayor to resign over corruption charges.
His disciplinary hearing is set down for Monday and Tuesday.
Mahumapelo briefs branches on recent suspension of a number of prominent ANC members: