- South Africans were unimpressed with the ANC's behaviour during the conclusion of a caucus meeting
- The meeting was quite sudden, but that's not what got under the public's skins
- It was the singing and happy dancing that miffed people - especially since SA is going through a tough time
The ANC had a special caucus meeting on Tuesday, 6 November, that left South Africans with a bitter taste in the mouth.
The meeting was called by President Ramaphosa and was rather unusual as such meetings are normally held on Thursdays.
The South African reports that Nonceba Mhlauli, the ANC's parliamentary caucus spokesperson, stated that the meeting was part of routine engagements of the ruling party.
This address is part of the usual/routine political engagements ANC officials engage in with caucus‚ as a sub-structure of the ANC NEC‚ from time to time.
Ace Magashule, the ANC's Secretary-General, concluded the meeting and said the party was addressed to take their 'cadres on board on the outcomes of the Special Session of the NEC'.
But the meeting itself is not what irked South Africans.
It was what happened as matters were drawing to an end. A video was posted by the official Twitter account of the Parliament, and it rubbed people the wrong way.
ANC Members of Parliament were seen singing struggle songs and dancing.
South Africans weren't comfortable with seeing government officials and leadership singing, being happy and in a party mood during a time when the country is suffering.
The public would rather see the ruling party's officials acting professionally and exhibiting concern for the issues that are weighing heavily on their shoulders.
Here's what some concerned citizens had to say:
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