ANC MPs should face disciplinary action after anti-Zuma vote - Mkhize

11 August 2017 - 08:12
By Timeslive
Zweli Mkhize. File photo
Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN Zweli Mkhize. File photo

ANC MPs who voted with opposition parties in the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma should‚ in principle‚ be disciplined.

That’s the view of party treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize‚ who spoke to Eyewitness News on the sidelines of a lecture at Tshwane University of Technology's Soshanguve campus on Thursday evening.

Mkhize was the keynote speaker at an event hosted by the Young Communist League of South Africa.

Some party structures are on a campaign to smoke out "sell-outs" - ANC MPs suspected of voting to oust Zuma. At least 26 governing party MPs may have supported the motion.

"I don't have concrete information on who did what‚ but in principle‚ the ANC constitution demands disciplinary action‚" Mkhize told Eyewitness News.

One of the ANC MPs suspected of voting against Zuma‚ Mondli Gungubele‚ told TimesLIVE that he was "not worried at all".

Gungubele and other outspoken MPs such as Makhosi Khoza‚ Pravin Gordhan‚ Mathole Motshekga and Derek Hanekom are the prime suspects as they had previously said they would vote according to their conscience.