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'Factional Wars A Threat To ANC' Cyril Fires Shots

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa speaking at the closing of a two day National Executive Committee meeting said the ANC's deepening divisions and factionalism remain the biggest threat to the party and the country's democratic gains. 

These utterances were a warning shot by the party's leaders, who cautioned about counter-revolutionary threats within the governing party. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the National Executive Committee realised that the party is going through some challenging times and it's leaders must not let their guards down, but safeguard the movement.

"ANC lekgotla recognised our movement is going through a period of decay and degeneration; the ANC has been able to extricate itself from similar situations in the past. It is important not to lower our guard against counter-revolution," he said.

Although many critics were anticipating to see Tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu being disciplined for her opinion concerning the country's judiciary which some interpreted as disrespect to the president, she actually dodged the bullet as the NEC didn't discuss her case.

Nonetheless, ANC believes a stronger commitment to defending democracy and acting decisively against ill-discipline may be the answer to the party's crisis.

"The ANC needs to commit towards deepening and defending the NDR Counter-revolution is wearing a different face in our country. There are expressions of democracy under threat, resulting from the loss of ethical compass and moral direction," said Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa says ANC and the alliance re-affirm support for the constitution, but critics feel this is ironic as the same ANC suspended one of it's Member of Parliament, Mervyn Dirks who wanted to use the constitution to hold the executive to account.

Mervyn Dirks wrote to Scopa asking it to haul Cyril Ramaphosa so that he can explain about the public funds which were used to fund ANC activities and campaigns. Instead of holding Ramaphosa accountable for hiding such information, the ruling party suspended it's MP instead.


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