ANC Limpopo have distanced themselves from recent comments made by former MEC for Education Polly Bishielo regarding Cyril Ramaphosa.
In an interview with the Sunday World, Boshielo accused the ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) of double standards and conniving with the KwaZulu-Natal leadership. She claimed that despite publicly announcing their support for Cyril Ramaphosa in his bid for the second term in office, the Province is supporting Zweli Mkhize.
“At the moment there are two line-ups from the same people of this province. One consists of a slate, which supports comrade Ramaphosa and Fikile Mbalula. The other one consists of Zweli Mkhize and Phumulo Masualle,” Boshielo told the publication.
“We are not confused and pretentious. Our line-up remains in favour of comrades Ramaphosa and Mbalula,” she added.
ANC LIMPOPO RESPONDS TO POLLY BOSHIELO
But in a statement released on Monday, the ANC in Limpopo said they will ask Boshielo to account for her utterances.
“The ANC in Limpopo distances itself from recent unfounded utterances made by Comrade Polly Bishielo. Who claimed that ANC Limpopo is back-stabbing President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“As the ANC Limpopo, we wish to state it categorically clear that the Public Statement made by Comrade Polly. Both on her Social Media Facebook Post as well as in the Sunday World Newspaper, are her own thoughts and do not reflect the party’s position,” read the statement.
SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA
“The ANC Limpopo is in full support of President Cyril Ramaphosa and will continue to do so until the National Conference and beyond. The claim by Comrade Polly is an untruthful and dishonest claim which we reject with the contempt it deserves.”
“We will in due course formally write to Comrade Polly Boshielo for her to explain her conduct.”
“The ANC in Limpopo is further calling upon all its members, leaders and deployees to desist from making reckless public statements, which has potential to bring the party into disrepute.”