ANC North West Chairperson Supra Mahumapelo has suggested that the current debacle surrounding the results of the party Secretary Generals’ position, might end up in court.
The fiercely contested position was won by former Free State Chairperson, Ace Magashule by a narrow margin against former KwaZulu-Natal Chairperson Senzo Mchunu.
Backers of Mchunu are now challenging the results, saying at least 68 votes were not counted.
Whilst awaiting for a solution, Mahumapelo accuses those challenging the results as being advancing personal interests.
“It might end up in court and if it goes to court the ANC will have to deal with the consequence for this matter to be taken to court. Unfortunately, we now have the cadreship amongst ourselves, the reputation of the ANC … they just care (about) their own individual reputation and their own interest.”
Meanwhile, the ANC’s newly-elected President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged delegates at the governing party’s 54 National Congress to elect committed and credible individuals into the National Executive Committee.
Delegates are expected to soon start electing members of the 80-member strong NEC which is the highest decision-making body between conferences.
Ramaphosa was speaking on the sidelines of the conference at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, during his first public appearance since taking over as ANC president.
“Right now, we are going to be voting for the rest of the NEC members, the 80 members and we are making a choice of more than 200 delegates. So, our delegates here have the freedom of picking and choosing those that they know will be able to serve the ANC with distinction as members of the NEC.”