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Allies Of FIRED RET Leader 'Threaten' To Burn SA

Bona-fide ANC members invariably point out that the party has been hijacked by thugs, gangers and those who hold flagrantly impious objectives to serve their narrow selfish interest, and this is mainly demonstrated when a high-profile ANC leader is found to be on wrong side of the law, as their supporters whom one can cynically refer to as "militia groups" use all sorts of threats against the sovereignty of the state.


Such phenomenas have been quite common in South Africa at recent times. Who can forget the mayhem and utterly regrettable imbroglio which swept throughout parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July, as supporters of former President Jacob Zuma resorted to setting the country ablaze after his unceremonious arrest?

Such kind of behaviour seemed to have set a precedent in so far as showing dissent is concerned. Meanwhile, supporters of the fired Mpumalanga MEC for Agriculture and Rural development, Mandla Msibi, have taken notes from the very script Zuma's supporters utilised, as they are calling for Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane to reinstate him with immediate effect.

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Msibi was arrested a fortnight ago on charges related to murder and attempted murder. Following his arrest, the party's hugely-contested step aside resolution was effected as he was removed from cabinet as well as called to step aside from his role as Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) member.

In their calls for him to be reinstated, the supporters took to the roads, blockaded roads, burnt a few trucks, and dumped dirt on high ways in Mpumalanga.

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Albeit police spokesperson in Mpumalanga, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala indicated that the situation was brought under control, he indicated that the supporters were calling for Msibi's immediate reinstatement.

"They said that they wanted the former MEC to be reinstated. The roads have been cleared and are open again," Mohlala told News24

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Quite curiously, Msibi has not shied away from controversy during his political life, nonetheless, his quick ascendancy to the highest provincial structure has been dogged by scandals aplenty.

Regardless, his supporters have always showed him unwavering support. Which is why one finds it incredibly annoying that the ANC has for years now allowed this cult-like support of leaders to forment.

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Most worryingly, it is this sort of behaviour which creates rebellious group which then ultimately undermine the sovereignty of the state and at worse carry out Coup D'etats, such phenomenas occur quite frequently in African countries.

It is one's opinion that the State Security Agency (SSA) may need to up the ante a little bit in pre-empting instances such as what transpired in Mpumalanga, because they are becoming prevalent.

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