Ramaphosa takes dim view of ANC MPs who publicly attacked Mthembu

The MPs broke ranks by holding a press conference in which they accused Jackson Mthembu of siding with the DA in a state capture debate.

FILE: Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the African National Congress (ANC) Members of Parliament (MPs) who went against their chief whip Jackson Mthembu displayed “great ill-discipline.”

Speaking to journalists in Parliament on Thursday, Ramaphosa shared his views on Eskom, Parliament’s state capture inquiry and the ANC’s upcoming elective conference.

Ramaphosa takes a dim view of the handful of ANC MPs who publicly attacked Jackson Mthembu.

“To have gone on an attack against the chief whip issued a statement is a great sign of ill-discipline and the matter is being discussed and looked at.”

The MPs broke ranks by holding a press conference in which they accused Mthembu of siding with the DA on the scheduling of a debate on state capture in the National Assembly this week.

Ramaphosa says the MPs should have raised their concerns within the party.