The kind of things coming out of ANC KZN camp might cost the ruling party some votes as we nears electioneering year.
ANC councillor in Pongola‚ Nqaba Mkhwanazi‚ has claimed that they have uncovered thousands of illegal ANC members ahead of the elective conference in December.
Mkhwanazi gave evidence on Monday at the Moerane Commission which is sitting in KwaZulu-Natal to investigate political violence in the province‚ cited factionalism and corruption as being among the causes for the political killings that have ravaged the province.
He said the party had discovered 4‚000 illegal ANC membership cards bearing a fake stamp in the Zululand region.
He said he believed there the fake members were linked to “certain branches” of the ANC Youth League.
“We have submitted the list to the secretary general to investigate.”
Mkhwanazi said in the run-up to the ANC’s 2017 elective conference in December‚ there will be more killings if a provincial elective conference is not called.
“While we have this leadership problem in KwaZulu-Natal the national leadership should call a provincial council or imbizo where people will elect their leadership of KwaZulu-Natal. If that is not done‚ come local government elections in 2021 we will have three factions and more killings.
“There won’t be two camps but three: one going for deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa‚ another for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the other for Zweli Mkhize‚” said Mkhwanazi. “There is a problem. Our national leadership is causing problems.”
He said in the current government‚ managers were there through deployment‚ adding that as a deployee they have to listen to their boss.
“That is where corruption starts.”
Mkhwanazi raised concern about the current system used by the party to elect new councillors.
There have been several arrests in the deaths of councillors where the suspects arrested were not ANC members.
Khumalo’s widow‚ Thandazile Khumalo‚ told the commission that her husband‚ who was loved by the community‚ was against corruption.