"Hanekom is being punished for calling Zuma to step down"

The ANC has written a letter to the chairperson of its disciplinary committee Derek Hanekom, giving him 10 days to explain why he should not be removed from his position.

In the letter, ANC's secretary general Gwede Mantashe makes mention of a series of tweets by Hanekom in the days prior to the motion of no confidence in Zuma, in which around 30 ANC MPs finally voted with the opposition.

Hanekom has been publicly critical of President Jacob Zuma.

Political analyst and associate editor at Tiso BlackStar Group, Ranjeni Munusamy says the ANC is punishing Hanekom for standing against the President and calling for him to step down.

Read: "The ANC's issues with Khoza and Hanekom are a symptom of a bigger problem"

I think there's a push from ANC's NWC for some kind of retribution against those who publicly supported the motion of no confidence against Zuma. I also think they want to make an example of Hanekom.

Ranjeni Munusamy, political analyst and Associate Editor at Tiso BlackStar Group

He is the person in the NEC who led the call for the President to step down and there's been no way to punish him up to now for doing that.

Ranjeni Munusamy, political analyst and Associate Editor at Tiso BlackStar Group

He has become one of the faces of the resistance against the President from within the ANC and this is a move to clamp down on him and anybody else who would want to follow in his foot steps.

Ranjeni Munusamy, political analyst and Associate Editor at Tiso BlackStar Group

The NEC is very divided she says. But those that are moving against Hanekom, Makhosi Khoza and Pravin Gordhan are trying to do so early to lay the groundwork.

By the time they get to the December conference, there will be such a wall of hostility against them that the figh back will be difficult.

Ranjeni Munusamy, political analyst and Associate Editor at Tiso BlackStar Group

She says Hanekom realises he has nothing to lose.

He is willing to fly by the seat of his pants right now. He is taking risks...and setting an example for others to fight for the integrity of the ANC. He doesn't care about the consequences anymore.

Ranjeni Munusamy, political analyst and Associate Editor at Tiso BlackStar Group

Munsamy says he will stick to his guns and likely will be removed as chair of the disciplinary committee.

They are using the disciplinary committee as a weapon. That faction can't use the disciplinary committee willy nilly against the dissidents.

Ranjeni Munusamy, political analyst and Associate Editor at Tiso BlackStar Group

But with Hankeom gone this might prove easier analyses Munsamy.

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