Mthembu: ANC must act on Gungubele anti-Zuma utterances

Mondli Gungubele has publicly announced he will be voting in favour of a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu is calling on the party to act against Member of Parliament (MP) Mondli Gungubele for his anti-Zuma utterances.

Mthembu says there’s been a complete collapse of discipline among some ANC MPs.

Gungubele has publicly announced he will be voting in favour of a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

With a week to go before ANC MPs will have to defend President Zuma in Parliament, the party is struggling to rein in some in its caucus, including Gungubele, who is a former mayor of Ekurhuleni mayor.

He has repeatedly said he's lost confidence in Zuma and will be siding with the opposition next Tuesday.

Mthembu says no member of his caucus is a free agent.

Caucus acting spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli says: “Comrade Gungubele, through his utterances, is questioning and defying decisions of the ANC.”

Mthembu says he's already raised the issue of Gungubele's behaviour with senior party structures.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)