Some members of the African National Congress (ANC) in North West, have accused the Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) of sowing divisions and promoting factionalism in the governing party. They are also calling for its dissolution.
The IPC’s main mandate is to rebuild party structures and convene a successful provincial conference.
Party members accuse the committee of reneging on its mandate.
ANC Youth League leader in the Ngaka Modiri Molema Region, Wessels Morweng, who is one of them, says, “The IPC has been promoting wrong culture of factionalism in the province. Since the IPC was appointed, caucuses in municipalities has collapsed. The ANC, as the centre, it does not hold control because the IPC has brought the wrong culture of ANC councillors voting with oppositions to deal with deployees of the ANC. The IPC has failed to convene both regional and provincial congress within nine months as per the mandate of the NEC. Their term of office has been extended three times by the NEC.”
Coordinator for the IPC, Hlomane Chauke says his committee will stay until it fulfils its mandate.
“These are some of the problems that we are dealing with and I want to encourage these comrades, they must use their energy to mobilise and build structures for young people in the province. They must deal with young people who are unemployed, joblessness, who are now in drugs. This is suppose to be their programme. The IPC is here to stay until we go to conference. When we finish conference the membership of the ANC will elect the leadership of their choice.”
The IPC recently suspended former ANC Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.
ANC North West maintains Supra Mahumapelo’s suspension: