“The provincial chairperson, Dr Zamani Saul, dissociates himself from any factional group that exists within the regions.”
ANC NORTHERN Cape provincial chairperson Dr Zamani Saul has called for disciplinary action to be taken against members who have accused him of being involved in lobbying factions.
ANC provincial secretary Deshi Ngxanga said on Monday that the voice clip was a “malicious attempt by faceless individuals aimed at discrediting Saul and his position within the ANC”.
“Saul dissociates himself from any factional group that exists within the regions. He will lay a formal charge at the office of the provincial secretary, to investigate this matter, and the necessary disciplinary action will be taken against those who are implicated in the voice recording,” said Ngxanga.
He added that the party had adopted a zero-tolerance approach on the matter ahead of the regional and provincial conferences.
“The unity of the organisation is of paramount importance and we will not allow certain individuals to put their personal interest above that of the ANC. We want to caution members and branches to be vigilant and guard against this immoral and disrespectful behaviour from these individuals.”
Ngxanga believed that the voice clip pointed to the “sheer desperation” of individuals who are intent on dividing the ANC.
“The office of the provincial secretary will monitor the developments in the respective regions and will step in and act where necessary with the appropriate action,” he warned.