Bantu Holomisa Suggests Interim Government So ANC Can Fix "Infighting"

Bantu Holomisa Suggests Interim Government So ANC Can Fix "Infighting"

- UDM leader Bantu Holomisa believes the ANC needs time to sort its "mass infighting" out

- Holomisa recently spoke about appointing an interim government with the help of the Constitutional Court

- Holomisa also believes the infighting in the ruling party could result in the ruling party "imploding"

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The United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has called for an interim government to take over until 2024. Holomisa says the African National Congress (ANC) executive should hand power over to the Constitution Court.

Holomisa's calls follow the infighting within the ruling party and the 30-day step-aside rule. Holomisa believes the ANC needs time to sort through the allegations of corruption made against some members.

The next general elections are expected to happen in 2024. By calling for an interim government, Holomisa believes it would avoid "killings"; he added that the ruling party is imploding and that an interim government could be made from civil society.

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Bantu Holomisa: UDM calls for interim government until 2024
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has called for an interim government until the 2024 elections. Image: GULSHAN KHAN/AFP and MICHELE SPATARI/AFP
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A report published by SABC News revealed that Holomisa spoke on members of the ANC not following the laws of the country. The UDM leader went on to say that the law needs to take its own course as many deployees from the ruling party are being called to Luthuli House to account for their wrongdoings.

Holomisa believes the three-year period until the next elections will give the ruling party enough time to sort its "mass infighting" out.

According to eNCA, Holomisa said the ConCourt can work with citizens to discuss what kind of interim government will take over thus allowing the ANC to "self-correct". Holomisa believes that the interim government will be able to work with Parliament.

The politician stated that the part of the ANC that messed the government up must no longer be part of the ruling party.

Holomisa's call comes shortly after the ANC NEC instituted a 30-day step-aside rule for members accused of corruption. reported that President Ramaphosa stated at the NEC meeting that all members who have been charged with corruption must step aside under rule 25.70 of the ANC Constitution.

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This includes Magashule, who is defending himself against charges of corruption in relation to the infamous R255 million asbestos roofing audit.

Magashule has loudly and continuously denied the corruption charges made against him.

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