- Free State mayor Lindiwe Makhamela has to vacate the Dihlabeng mayoral office after her remark was made public
- The ANC has acted swiftly to bring the disgraced mayor to justice for her disrespectful attitude
- The ruling party hopes that this will serve as an example to the rest of the country that wants to insult them or the president
Lindiwe Kambule Makhalema has been suspended as Dihlabeng mayor. ANC spokesperson Thabo Meeko broke the news on behalf of the party.
Makhalema now has to pack up her stuff and empty the mayoral office. She may no longer take part in any of the ANC's planned activities.
This punishment will continue until the disciplinary procedures against her are completed.
Makhamela made the news earlier this week when she called president Ramaphosa a sellout. She shared her opinion on Facebook and got a lot of heat for her words.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Makhamela has publicly called President Cyril Ramaphosa a "sellout". Social media has been buzzing since photos showing mayor Lindiwe Kambule Makhalema referring to the president as the "biggest stinking sellout she knows".
Naturally, people responded to her remark and a debate started on Facebook. The mayor did not look like she was going to apologise any time soon.
According to a report by the Citizen, the ANC has learned that more and more people are insulting and disrespecting the party.
Social media seems to be the favourite platform for those with a grudge against the ruling party.
This has led to the president himself urging the Free State executive committee to continue with a disciplinary procedure against the now ex-mayor of Dihlabeng.
Apparently, the ANC will make an example of Makhalema. Disrespect will not be tolerated by the ANC.
The ANC stated that it believes that people can express themselves and their views without getting personal and being nasty.
Social media policies used by the ANC makes it clear that no person is allowed to use inflammatory language or be disrespectful.
The party takes the recent rise in insults towards them and president Ramaphosa very seriously. These attacks make it clear that the president is losing his support with the people of South Africa.
The ANC hopes to resolve the issues in a responsible and respectful manner.
By acting so swiftly and severely, the ANC is hoping that this will show everyone how serious unity is for the party.
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