South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has dared the other political parties – the Economic Freedom Fighters, the Freedom Front Plus, Democratic Alliance and Cope – to continue with their obstructive politics and it would carry on without them.
ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe who issued the warning deplored current incidents in Parliament where opposition parties had walked, stressing: “they needed to be stopped.”
Speaking at the ANC’s cadre assembly in Mahikeng in the North West, attended by all ANC members and alliance partners in the Ngaka Modiri Molema region, Mantashe declared that the “ANC must not be ashamed to take control.”
“It is conscious offensive, this offensive is seen there in Parliament where you see everybody coming together to form coalitions,” he said.
“EFF and Freedom Front Plus, DA and Cope in one coalition… we must de-legitimise it, weaken it and ultimately dislodge it.
“People have elected us as the majority party and we can’t be ashamed of it. If they walk out continue, that is it, that is the only way we can do this thing,” he said.