North West African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson Supra Mahumapelo has warned the ANC against voting with the opposition to remove President Jacob Zuma. This follows the decision of the governing party’s NEC’s decision to recall Zuma.
Earlier on Wednesday, ANC Treasurer General Paul Mashatile announced that they would table a motion of no confidence on Zuma on Thursday should he not resign on Wednesday.
Mahumapelo, who is purported to be one of Zuma’s supporters, however, says he supports the decision of party’s highest decision-making body.
“Where some of us will never agree, is where the motion comes with the opposition, and the ANC supports that particular motion. It’s counter-revolutionary. It is unorganisational . It divides the ANC. It will weaken the ANC. Anywhere in the country, whether it’s a municipality, legislature or Parliament – if there’s a motion to be pursued by the ANC – that motion must come from the ANC, on anybody, throughout the country. So, the ANC will have to do that, and be a disciplined organisation.”
Meanwhile, a number of shops in Mahikeng CBD in the North West remain closed on Wednesday. This after residents forced businesses belonging to foreigners to close.
The community accuses foreign business people of selling drugs and being involved in human trafficking.
However, Premier Supra Mahumapelo has condemned the attack of foreign nationals.