Postponement of meeting does not mean ANC NEC is in disarray: Majodina – SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip in the National Assembly Pemi Mayodina says the postponement of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting aimed at debating the acrimonious Section 89 independent panel on the Phala Phala issue does not mean the committee is in disarray.

A special meeting of the ANC NEC at NASREC, south of Johannesburg, was postponed until Sunday.

Party president Cyril Ramaphosa was not present because he was the subject of the discussions.

This followed the panel’s finding that Ramaphosa may have a case to answer regarding the alleged cover-up of the Phala Phala farm theft in 2020.

Mayodina says if the report against Ramaphosa is tabled in Parliament, they are ready to deal with it.

“I am more than ready to deal with the processes when they come to Parliament. There are rules; there is a constitution and we must follow the proper processes as described in the constitution. I don’t currently have a position. The NEC has yet to consider this matter. The NEC is not out of order when you delay because you want to do proper consultations, it is not a sign of out of order. The NEC will meet before the 6th [December] so we will get clear political guidance on how to deal with the issue. So there is no crisis here.”

Reaction to the postponement of the ANC NEC meeting:

Mabe criticized ANC NEC members who spoke to the media

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe criticized some NEC members who spoke to the media on the sidelines of the party’s NEC meeting at NASREC.

Mabe spoke to SABC News about the postponement:

Mabe also made an appeal to the media.

“If this leadership is taken seriously, it will use the appropriate platforms to reflect on this and be able to convey a conclusion to the public, so that is our appeal to NEC members, we will express ourselves, but that, what the ANC cannot do, cannot be forced to lose that moral initiative and consciousness because of people making reckless, irresponsible statements out there. But also our appeal is at the top of the media because you are the ones putting your microphones in front of our NEC members.

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