Ahead of the motion of no confidence in Zuma debate on Thursday, ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has warned MPs that doing the right thing would be bad for the ‘revolution’.
It was reported that Mantashe, who’s clearly been brought to heel after Monday’s NEC meeting, doesn’t see a place for people with a conscience in a party political system.
At the risk of sounding like that old guy on the porch who’s always swearing at kids, the ageing politician warned MPs – although not the ANC’s directly – that doing the right thing would be counter-revolutionary.
On Tuesday Mantashe lashed out at the DA’s newest attempt at getting the National Assembly to pass their motion of no confidence, but his remarks backfired spectacularly, as folks gave him a proper grilling online.
In light of the DA’s motion, captain obvious Mantashe said should ANC MPs vote with their conscience, it wouldn’t be all that great for the party.
“We all get into lists of the ANC and go to Parliament. I don’t expect any member of the opposition to vote according to their conscience but the position of their parties.”