ANC SG can question Hanekom's fitness as disciplinary chair, explains Mkhize

ANC Treasurer General Dr Zweli Mkhize says the party's secretary general Gwede Mantashe is empowered to initiate processes to have ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom replaced.

The secretary general, officials and the national working committee can initiate processes that will ultimately be tabled for the NEC to take a decision.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC's Treasurer General

Hanekom was apparently given 10 days to show cause as to why he should not be removed as chairperson of the ANC's disciplinary committee.

The matter will ultimately end up serving at the NEC, that is the one that will making up decision on the matter.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC's Treasurer General

There are many thorny, controversial issues that we are trying to manage at the ANC.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC's National Treasurer

The ANC has to be the one that is protected, not individuals.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC's National Treasurer

Mkhize says that a proposal has been made for ANC members to step down, until they are cleared in matters which implicate them and bring the party into disrepute.

Read: Hanekom: ANC must be clear on its definition of 'ill-discipline'

Last week, the ANC removed Makhosi Khoza from her position as chair of the portfolio committee on public service and administration.

Also read: ANC boots Makhosi Khoza as chair of Parly committee

At the same time, Mkhize says accountability mechanisms need to be strengthened at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) such as Eskom and SAA.

Our expectations ate that state-owned enterprises must be able to operate without needing government guarantee.

Zweli Mkhize, ANC's National Treasurer

Mkhize spoke on the state of governance in SA's SOEs and within the ANC, as well as challenges facing the economy.

Take a listen (jump to 20:00 for questions on Hanekom):


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : ANC SG can question Hanekom's fitness as disciplinary chair, explains Mkhize


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