ANC MPs unlikely to break ranks in no confidence vote - Ben Turok

Retired African National Congress (ANC) MP Ben Turok says the only time the party's trajectory will begin to change is when people vote against it during elections.

Turok spoke to Azania Mosaka about a current motion of no confidence tabled by the Democratic Alliance, as well as efforts to lobby members of the ruling party to vote with them.

Turok says MPs would have too much to lose and that it is unlikely that they will vote in favor of the motion.

We have had so many special sittings on the same subject and we lose every time. Or at least the ANC wins every time and it's going to win again this time.

Ben Turok,Retired African National Congress MP

I think the EFF and the DA are really smoking something because they will never get the ANC MPs to break until the masses outside vote and that's what matters.

Ben Turok,Retired African National Congress MP

Most ANC MPs have no career, most have not much education and if they leave Parliament they are looking for unemployment, so you know you are asking people to make quite a big sacrifice.

Ben Turok, retired African National Congress MP

Click below to listen to the full interview:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[WATCH] Matthew Mole performs music from his new album

[WATCH] Matthew Mole performs music from his new album

The artist shares his eclectic blend of folk and electronica undertones with 702 listeners.

Plastic Colloquium: efforts by government and private sector yielding results

Plastic Colloquium: efforts by government and private sector yielding results

Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy tells Azania Mosaka that 46% of plastics are reused or recycled.

What happens when you have to settle a deceased family member's accounts?

What happens when you have to settle a deceased family member's accounts?

Chantal Butcher took to Facebook recently to raise an issue related to her deceased mother's phone contract with Vodacom.

'Capitalism causes spiritual crisis because it forces people to work too much'

'Capitalism causes spiritual crisis because it forces people to work too much'

Gogo Nokulinda Mkhize speaks about the 4th annual GogoSpeaks and what to expect.

'Going to awards with Siya a great experience,' says boy who shed tears for Boks

'Going to awards with Siya a great experience,' says boy who shed tears for Boks

Lebo Mogoma tells Azania Mosaka that was also inspired by Cheslin Kolbe who, even though is a small player, has a big heart.

[LISTEN] How to survive the last few weeks if you have end-of-year fatigue

[LISTEN] How to survive the last few weeks if you have end-of-year fatigue

Azania Mosaka spoke to Boston City Campus and Business School wellness counsellor Natalie Rabson.

Popular articles
Earn R4500+ per month by renting out your car to Uber drivers

Earn R4500+ per month by renting out your car to Uber drivers

Flexclub pays you to rent out a car you don’t use to Uber drivers struggling to obtain finance, says cofounder Tinashe Ruzane.

[WATCH] 'Come to my house, I want you to make me pregnant quickly', goes viral

[WATCH] 'Come to my house, I want you to make me pregnant quickly', goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Appointing Bathabile Dlamini is Sisulu's act of defiance against the president'

'Appointing Bathabile Dlamini is Sisulu's act of defiance against the president'

Mail & Guardian investigative journalist Sabelo Skiti reflects on the infighting between factions in the ruling party.

RMB Holdings ends SA’s 'most successful entrepreneurial venture in 40 years'

RMB Holdings ends SA’s 'most successful entrepreneurial venture in 40 years'

RMB Holdings will dole out its shares in FirstRand, South Africa’s largest financial institution, says Chris Logan.

We paid before the family arrived with the body – Old Mutual

We paid before the family arrived with the body – Old Mutual

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler investigates after a poor family’s desperation to get a claim paid made headlines.

[WATCH] Group of people protect heavily pregnant woman after she was assaulted

[WATCH] Group of people protect heavily pregnant woman after she was assaulted

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] SABC reporter heading for danger during looting goes viral

[WATCH] SABC reporter heading for danger during looting goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

4 things you should never say if you want to get rich

4 things you should never say if you want to get rich

Don’t ever say or, worse, believe any of these wealth-destroying platitudes, implores personal finance expert Warren Ingram.