David Mabuza: Ramaphosa and Mantashe are ill-disciplined

David Mabuza: Ramaphosa and Mantashe are ill-disciplined

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has described members of the party's top 6, who have been critical of President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle, as ill-disciplined.

David Mabuza
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Mabuza believes deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, secretary general Gwede Mantashe and treasurer general Zweli Mkhize should not have aired their views publicly.


President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle has ruffled feathers in the ANC, but Mabuza believes the critical remarks by Mantashe and Ramaphosa will only lead to further divisions in the party. 


He says he doesn't believe the President fired finance minister Pravin Gordhan, due to any influence by the controversial Gupta family.

Mabuza has warned ANC members of parliament who are contemplating voting with the opposition in the proposed motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, that it could lead to the destruction of the ANC. 


Both the DA and the EFF have instituted proceedings against President Zuma following his controversial decision to axe Gordan.


Both parties also claim to have been in contact with ANC members, who are willing to vote to remove the president, but Mabuza says party MP's must toe the ANC line. 

He says ANC problems must be resolved internally.


The ANC will hold its elective conference in December, and speculation if rife that Mabuza could be elected into the party's top 6.

But Mabuza says his only goal is to unite the party and that he is not interested in any leadership position. 


Mabuza is said to be part of the so-called premier league, who is backing Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to succeed President Jacob Zuma. 

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