ANC WC growing tired of ill-disciplined public representatives

The party’s PEC met on Friday to discuss several issues including instability within its ranks.

Ses'Khona Leaders Loyiso Nkohla (L) and Andile Lili address their supporters outside of Bellville Magistrates Court. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape says it has grown tired of ill-discipline among its public representatives and officials.

The party's Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) met on Friday to discuss several issues including instability within its ranks.

Also on the agenda was Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince and PEC member Andile Lili, who have recently made headlines for controversial reasons.

ANC provincial spokesperson Jabu Mfusi said these incidents are tarnishing the party's name.

"We warn all our public representatives, be the councillors, mayors, chief whips and members of the provincial executive council, that is, in our conduct we must be disciplined. We must understand the constitution of the African National Congress and its discipline."

Mfusi said the Truman Prince matter is especially concerning.

"We don't want to hear such negative news, especially in the Western Cape. And we're very much worried about Beaufort West because it's the heart of the African National Congress. It is where we've won Beaufort West out rightly so."

Mfusi added that the party's considering action against Lili.

"Comrade Andile must advise us as to why he must not be taken to the disciplinary committee to answer for himself because these are damaging and serious allegations.

"You will understand that there are three cases that you are supposed to appear on in one day, [if you can't] advise the judiciary court in advance. They then rearrange in terms of diaries as to when that must happen. Now we don't take that as an excuse and the matter is very serious."

Mfusi said the province is growing tired of ill-discipline.

"We don't want to be haste as if we are after comrades. We want to be fair but also protect the image of the ANC because you cannot postpone things that are damaging to the brand."

Authorities had three warrants for his arrest.

He's out on R5,000 bail on charges of incitement to commit violence for calling on his supporters to kill rapists and murderers.