According to a recent news report, ANC KwaZulu-Natal chair, Sihle Zikalala, is trying to put a stop to plans to revolt against its leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa. There is allegedly a plot to call for the president's removal at the party's next national general council.
The Sunday Times reports that Sihle Zikalala, the ANC KwaZulu-Natal chair, is working with his provincial executive to try and stop a revolt against President Cyril Ramaphosa.
This comes during talks of calling for the president's removal at the ruling party's next national general council that is scheduled for 2020.
Zikalala apparently told a recent provincial executive committee meeting that KZN leaders should not push for the president's removal at the council.
The report indicates that those who want the president unseated want to use the party's failure to implement resolutions from the 2017 Nasrec conference as reasoning for passing a motion of no confidence.
Briefly.co.za gathered that this includes the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank and the changing of its mandate.
“I still repeat that the issue of recalling leaders is something perpetuated by those who want to see the ANC divided. By its nature the NGC is not a platform of election."
According to the Sunday Times' report, the executive committee meeting turned sour as suspended KZN mayor Zandile Gumede's supporters accused Zikalala of being a bully.
Things within the ANC are looking shaky:
This comes shortly after a report has uncovered information that suggests ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, attempted to capture South African parliament
However, Ramaphosa managed to nip the issue in the bud.
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