The African National Congress (ANC) has welcomed the decision of the National Disciplinary Committee of Appeals (NDCA), which effectively upholds the earlier decision of the National Disciplinary Committee (NDC).
“This outcome brings to conclusiveness a matter that has been underway for more than nine months. It is our view that the affected Comrades will abide by the decision of the NDCA”, said ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu in a statement.
Mthembu also called members of the ANC, including the affected Comrades, the alliance structures and the public at large to accept and respect the disciplinary outcome.
“It has been a difficult and painful decision to subject some of our Comrades to a disciplinary process and the resultant sanctions. This had to be done in the defence of the organisation and affirming of the ANC Constitution”, he said.
He said that this is not the first time a member or members of the ANC had to be subjected to a due process in upholding the Constitution.
“Many of those who have been subjected to the same process and sanction have in turn learnt from their mistakes and have become better members who are fulfilling their role in the organization. We believe the same is possible for Comrades Julius Malema, Sindiso Magaqa and Floyd Shivambu”, said Mthembu.
Malema was expelled from the African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday evening, following an announcement by the National Disciplinary Committee of Appeal (NDCA).