Good news for Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC as they lose 7 ANC veterans this evening

Good news for Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC as they lose 7 ANC veterans this evening

Date: 17th of May, 2023.

The African National Congress (ANC) has taken a stern stance against party members who refuse to adhere to its principles in all provinces. The latest province to expel comrades who have acted against ANC regulations is Free State. This follows the expulsion of eight councillors in the North West province who were found guilty of misconduct. The issue of factionalism has significantly impacted Free State.

In response to misconduct, the ANC in Free State has expelled seven councillors from the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality. The party attributes this action to a high level of political indiscipline displayed by these councillors, who went against ANC decisions within the municipality.


Consequently, by-elections will need to be held to fill the vacant positions left by the expelled councillors. Concerned comrades worry that the ANC’s increasing trend of expelling councillors will have negative consequences for the ruling party. The ANC is already grappling with the challenge of retaining these wards after the expulsion of its councillors, repeating the same mistake. Some individuals who support the decision to expel the councillors anticipate that they will take to the streets in protest, as they have done in the past.

Speculation suggests that if these comrades were planning to establish a new political party, they may now proceed without fear of reprimand. Recently, Julius Malema, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, revealed that Fikile Mbalula, the ANC secretary-general, instructed the Free State ANC not to engage in coalition talks with the EFF. This directive likely relates to ANC councillors voting for a Democratic Alliance mayor and possibly contributed to their expulsion.

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