- The former North West premier said Mbalula should stay off social media and use proper party communication channels
- Mahumapelo also said that Mbalula should confront him personally if he had a problem
- Previously, Mbalula had accused Mahumapelo of disrupting the ANC by challenging its decision to disband the North West PEC
Former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo has slammed Fikile Mbalula, telling him to stop communicating through social media and press briefings.
Mahumapelo said Mbalula should instead use the party communication structures that are set up for the purpose.
This comes after Mbalula called Mahumapelo a "rogue element" and accused him of attempting to disrupt party unity by challenging the ANC's decision to disband the North West PEC. The high court ruled yesterday that the disbanding was unlawful.
Mahumpelo also criticised Mbalula for attacking ANC members on social media, according to News24. Notably, Mbalula had previously taken to Twitter to fire shots at Jacob Zuma.
Mahumapelo said the ANC head of elections was abusing his communication with party members by attacking people he disliked, saying that Mbalula's comments were full of "personal venom".
The ex-premier added that if Mbalula has personal issues with him, he should confront him directly, Briefly.co.za learned.
While Mahumapelo singled out Mbalula for criticism, he also spoke in general terms about the ANC leadership. He said he hoped the party would promote internal unity and avoid rhetoric that might divide the party.
Mahumapelo also claims that, following the court's judgement, he will now work to improve ANC unity.
He said his goal was to make sure that the ANC top brass reinstated the provincial executive committee in order to find a new candidate for North West premier.
The ANC's focus right now, according to Mahumpelo, should be the upcoming election.
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