The African National Congress (ANC) condemned a letter written by “faceless individuals” who claim to be ANC members , making unsubstantiated allegations and attacking the integrity of the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula.
ANC Spokesperson Pule Mabe said the party distances itself from these individuals and rejects their claim that they act as ANC comrades, members and supporters. “Disciplined ANC cadres understand the internal channels to raise issues and do not use the cover of being cadres, members and supporters to promote anarchy.”
Mabe said President Cyril Ramaphosa, has been emphatic in communicating the views of the ANC leadership collective, that civil servants should refrain from getting involved in party political matters in the course of their duties. “ We, therefore, call on all public servants to respect this injunction and execute their mandate diligently without fear or favour”.
The ANC expressed their utmost confidence in the leadership of Mbalula in tackling the pressing challenges in the Department of Transport. “We have noted the great strides he has made in prioritising challenges in the public transport sector.”
The ANC urged Mbalula not to be distracted by those peddling malicious gossip. “He must not allow faceless individuals to undermine the ANC’s ability to deliver on its electoral mandate”.