ANC Limpopo distances itself from poster calling for Ramaphosa’s withdrawal

The poster urges members to rally at ANC headquarters on July 15 to demand Ramaphosa’s immediate suspension.

FILE: ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the January 8 party statement at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo on January 8, 2022. Photo: @MYANC/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG — The African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo has distanced itself from a poster calling on party members in the province to join protests calling for the removal of party chairman Cyril Ramaphosa.

The poster urges members to rally at ANC headquarters on July 15 to demand Ramaphosa’s immediate suspension.

He also wants the political conference of the ANC, which is in a few weeks, to be converted into a national general council.

A campaign by Ramaphosa’s critics to stage a march calling for his removal, similar to that waged by opposition parties against then-President Jacob Zuma, has drawn ire from the ANC in Limpopo.

Provincial Secretary Reuben Madadzhe said the party name was being used for nefarious purposes and posed a threat to the newly elected provincial executive committee. He said party members should ignore the poster.

ANC Limpopo spokesman Jimmy Machaka said: “We also want to warn against people using the name of the ANC in Limpopo to galvanize support, of which we are not a part.”

Other issues the poster said they want to address include raising the minimum wage, lowering gas prices and ending load shedding.

He also wants allegations of corruption against mining company Glencore to be investigated as well as the immediate removal of Ramaphosa as head of the country and the ANC.

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