Calls for Hanekom's dismissal coming from all corners

By Doug Mattushek - 25 July 2019Views : 730

There are several bodies that have called for Derek Hanekom’s dismissal from the ANC following his collusion with the EFF.

EFF leader Julius Malema revealed that Hanekom met with the party to discuss ways to remove then-president Jacob Zuma.

The ANC Youth League in the Free State claimed they were “not surprised” by Hanekom’s actions.

"We are certainly not surprised, given the historical antagonism displayed by this fellow towards any progressive programme that is meant to touch the white privilege and tilt the economic ownership patterns in this country, such as the land expropriation without compensation policy," said spokesperson Sello Pietersen.

The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association was a bit more harsh in their approach, calling for his immediate and “permanent expulsion” from the party.

"On the basis of Hanekom’s own confession of his treachery and betrayal of the ANC the MKMVA calls for secretary-general Ace Magashule, and the national office bearers of the ANC to immediately suspend Hanekom’s membership of the ANC," read their statement.

"There is no need to investigate Hanekom’s conduct any further, he has himself through his own confession confirmed what he had done. Once immediately suspended, MKMVA calls on the ANC NEC again on the basis of Hanekom’s own confession to forthwith process his permanent expulsion from the ANC."

Finally, even Zuma’s son, Edward, got in on the action. He wrote a letter to ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule indicating that Hanekom had been an issue for some time.

"These issues have been raised but to no avail despite tangible information that Hanekom is collaborating and working with external forces with the aim to stifle and choke the resolutions and the aspirations of our leaders, required to attain real tangible, radical and overall equitable transformation of the great black masses of our country," read the letter.