Carl Niehaus Defends ANC MPs Who Didn't Vote in Mkhwebane Matter

Carl Niehaus Defends ANC MPs Who Didn't Vote in Mkhwebane Matter

- MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus has come out in defence of African National Congress MPs

- The MPs Niehaus defended are the 62 members who did not vote in the matter involving Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

- Niehaus shared a video from his YouTube channel on Twitter of him speaking in his personal capacity

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Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesman Carl Niehaus shared a video on Twitter of himself speaking about the African National Congress MPs who did not vote in the matter with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Mkhwebane has been making headlines after it was revealed that a Parliamentary inquiry would be launched into her fitness to hold office. Niehaus has no commended the 62 MPs who did not attend the vote.

The MKMVA spokesperson also told those who had voted in favour of the inquiry that they voted in favour of the enemy and referred to the situation as 'treasonous'.

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Carl Niehaus defends ANC members who did not vote in Mkhwebane matter
Carl Niehaus has slammed the ANC MPs who voted in favour of an inquiry into Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office. Image: Felix Dlangamandla/Netwerk24/Gallo Images and Guillem Sartorio / AFP
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Take a look at Niehaus' video below:

Below are just a few of the responses the video received:

@RamboDzhutshu said:

"If the DA is correct in terms of narrative and constitution it shouldn't be a problem. If my glorious movement for Ace and Carl is wrong I will never support their agenda. The ANC is divided because of the losing RET."

@JanParra11 wrote:

"Eish this guy. What does "in good standing" mean?"

@Mapula79005010 tweeted:

"I'll take you seriously when you say NO TO CORRUPTION, NOT IN MY NAME."

@thembelihle_l shared:

"The ANC voting with the DA, a shameful history. The ANC openly in bed with the enemy, every moment has its own surprise, we grow every day either positively or negatively."

@MogaleMaeko wrote:

"You’re becoming a loose cannon, Carl. The ANC shouldn’t allow these destructive self-serving tendencies."

Previously, reported that ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule commended the MPs who did not vote on the matter. On Thursday, 18 March, Magashule said the party MPs made the right decision by refusing to vote or even attending the meeting.

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He added that MPs will not face any repercussions for refusing to participate. Reports say around 62 MPs did not attend the vote on Tuesday, 16 March, and the reasoning has not yet been made public.

Speaking to GagasiFM, a Durban radio station, Magashule stated that the MPs did the right thing by refusing to "sleep with the enemy".

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