The African National Congress (ANC) in the North West says strong action will be taken against all party councillors who colluded with opposition parties in council meetings and voted against the mandate of the party.

Last week in the Mamusa local municipal council, some councillors are alleged to have voted for an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) councillor, Olebeng Mogorosi, as the Speaker. In the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District, the EFF’s Tebogo Babuile was elected mayor.

The ANC’s leadership formally announced the measures in Potchefstroom.

Coordinator for the ANC Interim Provincial Committee, Hlomane Chauke says some members have confessed.

“In Mamusa, the three comrades that we now know that they voted with the opposition, they confessed openly they confessed to the party. We are busy with that process. We are going to deal with internal ANC disciplinary processes,” says Chauke.

Chauke says there is a possibility of removing some councillors.

‘We are currently busy investigating the issue of RSM and the sooner we have finalised that, and it’s very clear that because they have used the secret ballot, to vote against the African National Congress. Possibilities we may have to withdraw all of those councillors there. If it comes to that push that we must remove all of them, we are going to that,” Chauke says.

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