- Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently made waves within the ANC after speaking out against party resolutions
- ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has warned members against publicly criticising motions undertaken by the ruling party
- However, former minister Derek Hanekom responded to the comments with a warning of his own
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has issued a warning against party members who publically denounce party policy.
Briefly.co.za reported that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had come under fire for speaking out against the ANC's resolution to nationalise the South African Reserve Bank.
Mboweni had taken to social media to question the wisdom of nationalising an entity that already funnels 90% of its revenue back into the state.
This prompted Magashule to promise severe action would be taken against members who take it upon themselves to express contradictory views:
“I have never talked about any names but I am just saying to members of the ANC wherever they are, those who don’t respect party decisions taken by the highest decision-making body, whoever you are, how important you are, it is not important because the ANC believes in collective leadership. And resolutions of the national conference are resolutions of the highest body…"
Former tourism minister Derek Hanekom clapped back with a sassy retort, commenting that:
"That's fine, but equally - actions that contradict party policies and principles should be harshly dealt with. Like corruption, contracts in exchange for bribes or any form of favour, nepotism, gate keeping at branch level..."
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