‘Anarchy in the Eastern Cape’

Rochelle de Kock

EASTERN Cape ANC leader Phumulo Masualle has lambasted some of his party’s deployees for bringing a “total state of anarchy” to municipalities, thus destabilising government.

Delivering his political report, a wrap of the past four years in office, Masualle said some of the councillors had become such a law unto themselves that the ANC in the province had recorded the highest number of disciplinary cases in the country.

He was speaking at the seventh ANC provincial elective conference at the Nelson Mandela Metro- politan University (NMMU) Indoors Sports Centre, which officially kicked off yesterday.

He said the ANC had seen a tendency of its councillors working with the opposition to destabilise government.

ANC councillors in Nelson Mandela Bay have been criticised by their leaders for voting with the opposition or abstaining from voting because of disagreements between two warring factions.

“We have laws that are in place in the country today because the ANC wanted so, but we are seeing situations where our comrades work with opposition parties to destabilise the ANC government,” Masualle said.

“In a few of the 44 municipal councils that we lead … we have experienced what amounts to total anarchy from some of our deployees.

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