Vhembe regional chairperson Philemon Falaza Mdaka on Tuesday said his leadership in the region distanced itself from the events and outcomes of a meeting which was held at the weekend by a group of disgruntled ANC members in the region who planned to oust Limpopo premier and ANC chairperson Cassel Mathale and his provincial committee.
Mdaka said the region offered full and unwavering support to the present leadership of the ANC, under the "stewardship" of Mathale and the ANC provincial executive committee.
Vhembe regional secretary Khathutshelo Netshifhefhe said: "We view this action as factional, malicious and divisive and wish to clearly state that we are totally against such disruptive behaviour which we feel is totally unbecoming of people who refer to themselves as leaders – especially in the ANC.
"We respect the values and traditional culture of the ANC of cooperative leadership that promotes cohesion and unity amongst all its members.
"We only know an ANC in which differences are managed via organisational structures and processes.
So, when people claiming to be leaders behave like loose cannons and make pronouncements that have the potential of putting the name of the organisation into disrepute, we find it necessary indeed to make it known that such actions will not be tolerated or permitted."
"Finally, we wish to urge anyone inviting the media to make negative and divisive comments about the ANC to desist from doing so immediately."