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NC ANC complains about Sisulu ’campaigning’ in JTG

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The ANC’s Northern Cape PEC has lodged a complaint against NEC member and Minister of Tourism Lindiwe Sisulu for drumming up support for her presidential campaign during her visit to Kuruman over the weekend.

Minister of Tourism and ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu laid a wreath on the grave of traditional healer, author, artist and cultural historian Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa in Kuruman. Picture: Supplied

THE ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) in the Northern Cape has lodged a complaint against ANC national executive committee (NEC) member and Minister of Tourism Lindiwe Sisulu for drumming up support for her presidential campaign during her visit to Kuruman over the weekend.

A number of ANC members in the Northern Cape openly expressed their support for Sisulu to be the first female ANC president when she delivered a political lecture at the Batlharos community hall.

In footage that was taken during the event, ANC members from Frances Baard, Namakwa, ZF Mgcawu and JTG endorsed Sisulu, who was wearing a red dress and not any ANC regalia.

ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu delivered a political lecture in Kuruman on the weekend. Picture: Supplied

The members carried placards stating “#LSS for president” and said that they “want a woman like Sisulu” to be elected as the next ANC president and indicated that they were “tired of victimisation and oppression”.

Sisulu indicated to her supporters that she was a disciplined member of the ANC.

A letter that was signed by the chairperson and secretary of the Mosetlhatsela branch ward 8 on March 22 advised the ANC NEC, the PEC, the ANC John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) regional task team and ANC JTG branches of Sisulu’s visit on March 26.

ANC member Olebogeng Leserwane said that over 100 branches in the Province had decided to back Sisulu in her presidential campaign during the event.

“Sisulu, accompanied by the ANC chief whip of JTG District Municipality (Nkagisang Ngesi), visited Credo Mutwa’s wife (Virginia Mutwa) and grave to explore the possibility of turning both Credo’s tombstone and his library into a tourism asset. Sisulu was invited to talk about the Sharpeville massacre and human rights issues. The JTG region and ANC Women’s League in the JTG District pronounced her as their preference to be elected as the ANC president at the 2022 national elective conference.”

Leserwane added that members from other regions in the Province shared this view.

ANC provincial secretary Deshi Ngxanga, who on Monday visited the family home of ANC MP Mxolisi Sokatsha, who died in a motor vehicle accident on the weekend, said that they were not aware of Sisulu’s visit to the JTG region.

“Normally, upon being notified, the PEC would provide assistance and support but we were never informed and Sisulu was expected to keep us in the loop. We have therefore lodged a formal complaint with the ANC national executive committee for sowing political division,” said Ngxanga.

He added that it was obvious from the video clips that Sisulu was unashamedly campaigning for her presidential candidacy.

“This is not in line with the mandate of the Northern Cape PEC, who articulated their support for Cyril Ramaphosa to serve another term as ANC president.”

ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu delivered a political lecture in Kuruman on the weekend. Picture: Supplied
ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu visited the widow of Vusamazulu Credo – Virginia Mutwa a traditional healer in Kuruman on the weekend. Virginia runs a hospice facility in Kuruman. Picture: Supplied
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