Congress of Traditional rulers for South Africa (Contralesa) which represents organised SA traditional leaders in the country has threatened to leave the ruling party and form a new one.

The congress stated this having been fed up with ANC’s internal rift and the continuous sidelining of the traditional leaders in the decision-making processes of the party.

The group says it will cut ties with the ANC and form a new party which would challenge ANC and contest in the next election.

The SA traditional leaders plan to gear their political effort away from the Party into the creation of a new and safer party.

The congress, however, held a special meeting of its general council in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, where the members said they were disappointed in ANC’s arrogance.


Meanwhile, the ANC national spokesman Zizi Kodwa refused to comment on the issue claiming it was a “heresy”.

“If Contralesa has issues with the ANC, they must deal directly with us. We have a cordial relationship with Contralesa,” said Kodwa.

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