A good number of senior ANC MPs are embroiled in a fight over a top parliamentary position‚ with Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise being described as a bully.

Things are gradually getting out of hand within the ruling ANC as the party seem to be divided.

Details of spat has been revealed in a complaint to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa‚ ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe and National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete‚ filed by ANC MP in the NCOP Dr Hunadi Mateme who until last week was Chief Whip in the chamber.

The complaint WAS titled “Harassment‚ bullying and vilification by Cde Thandi Modise.”

In the complaint Mateme told ANC bosses that Modise has been “belittling and haranguing” her for the last two years‚ claiming she is incompetent – without any basis.

Mateme claimed in the complaint that Modise’s “relentless onslaught” against her was also extended to other senior ANC figures in the NCOP‚ such as Raserititi Tau who is Modise’s deputy.

Mateme said Modise constantly refers to her and other ANC deployees as ‘nothing but useless mantjingelanes (night watchmen.


The NCOP Chief Whip is appointed and dismissed by a resolution of the house.