ANC will discipline internally
SOME of us are being labelled all sorts of things by certain forces for defending the ANC constitution and the oath of membership. There is something strange about it.
What they blatantly refuse to accept is that the ANC leadership issued a directive for members to observe borders and refrain from canvassing divisive issues to test public opinion.
Although a majority decision prevailed by direct consequence, a few opted out of the principle of democratic centralism. The latter prompted a disciplinary action to deal with those rebels.
I suppose detractors wanted the ANC to throw its constitution out of the window in favour of taking instructions from the streets on how to direct its affairs. Obviously, it would supersede the political significance of the party discipline.
At the core of this lies the desire to be handed the ANC hegemony in society on a plate and a quest to conquer state power by hook or crook. It’s not surprising that they’re using rogue elements to infiltrate our movement. We’re awake and ready to weed out ill-discipline.
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramphosa told the conference of the SACP that “at no other point in the history of our movement has factionalism and division become so brazen, so pronounced, so confident”. There is an African proverb that says: “When brothers fight to the death, a stranger inherits the home.” We know all too well some of the causes of these ructions within our house.
This simply entails that cadres must close ranks and take collective responsibility for the problems suffocating our house. To resolve challenges facing the ANC from within, and without party walls, requires united and disciplined cadres.
Surely, washing dirty linen in public would compromise the party discipline. Charity begins at home. Vosloorus