[LISTEN] 'Is Ramaphosa willing to invest political capital to fix the NW ANC?'

On Monday, the African National Congress (ANC) in the North West confirmed ANC provincial spokesperson Supra Mahumapelo has decided to withdraw from the provincial task team (PTT).

The task team was established last month, to consult widely to unite the organisation ahead of the 2019 elections. This after the ANC disbanded the provincial leadership.

The North West was placed under administration in May after public unrest over the leadership of the former premier.

Karima Brown spoke to Public Policy Specialist TK Pooe on this latest development and what it means for the party.

What we still have to remember is he still does have a certain pull and until that pull is audited and gutted out in the right way, I don't think it's going to help closer to the election and it is raising the question, going forward what is the ANC in the North West going to look like and is President Cyril Ramaphosa willing to invest political capital to actually fix the ANC in the North West.

TK Pooe, Public Policy Specialist

At the moment he [Ramaphosa] doesn't strike me as fully understanding the processes of politics. One might say he is repeating the same mistake that the former president Mbeki did, being that the institution of the presidency protects you from the politics.

TK Pooe, Public Policy Specialist

He should not really have to be with someone like Supra Mahumapelo who though he might be a political heavy weight in his province, it is a political heavy weight which has been manufactured by basic neglect of the ANC and I think the president should have done a better job and done an audit to say how deep is the rot...

TK Pooe, Public Policy Specialist

Click on the link below to listen to hear more from Pooe...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Ramaphosa may have to remove Mrwebi and Jiba by tonight'

'Ramaphosa may have to remove Mrwebi and Jiba by tonight'

Freedom Under Law CEO Nicole Fritz says if the president fails to make a decision overnight, they are free to go back to work

[LISTEN] Mozambique braces itself for another cyclone

[LISTEN] Mozambique braces itself for another cyclone

Cyclone Kenneth is expected to make landfall in the the southern African country and in Tanzania on Thursday.

Former EFF MP says he is being threatened after accusing Malema of abusing funds

Former EFF MP says he is being threatened after accusing Malema of abusing funds

Karima Brown spoke to former EFF MP Zolile Xalisa in a pre-recorded interview on Wednesday.

[LISTEN] We should be tired of task teams in this country - analyst

[LISTEN] We should be tired of task teams in this country - analyst

Public Policy Specialist Kagiso Pooe gives his take on the disbandment of the ANC NEC in the North West.

North West ANC PEC disbanded to create political stability

North West ANC PEC disbanded to create political stability

ANC Spokesperson Pule Mabe says the party needed political calmness in the province going into 2019 elections.

'If members call for SG recount, we're calling for revote of all 6 positions'

'If members call for SG recount, we're calling for revote of all 6 positions'

North West ANC Chairperson, Supra Mahumapelo says people should accept defeat and move on just like some accepted NDZ defeat.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Mr South Africa not so ayoba

[WATCH] Mr South Africa not so ayoba

Khabazela shares tweets that have social media going on a frenzy.

How to best save and invest for your children

How to best save and invest for your children

What is the best financial gift you can give your children? Personal financial advisor Warren Ingram has a few answers.

Why Shoprite wants to pay Christo Wiese R3.3 billion

Why Shoprite wants to pay Christo Wiese R3.3 billion

Simon Brown on why is Shoprite wants shareholders to approve paying R3.3bn to Christo Wiese for his high-voting shares.

Retain body heat with an aluminium foil this winter, advises City of Joburg

Retain body heat with an aluminium foil this winter, advises City of Joburg

Khabazela shares what has kept social media abuzz on What's Gone Viral.

Should we care that Malema has joined the Inanda Country Club? analysts discuss

Should we care that Malema has joined the Inanda Country Club? analysts discuss

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates debate on the symbolism of a pro-poor politician joining an elite club that caters for the rich.