It is special that the President Jacob Zuma is caring about the African National Congress Party Constitution, when he clearly struggles to control his own party and his own government from senselessly looting and corrupt behavior from taking state owned companies with contracts to ANC connected investor families. It is ironic and weird, that he uses the misconduct part of the constitution to say he will discipline them. While he with more corruption counts, than I can remember, has to talk about justice and law is weird. Zuma is not the right guy to do so!
Still he said this yesterday:
““You decide to use your conscience. Unheard of, you were sent there [to Parliament] by the ANC,” said Zuma of those in the ANC benches who sided with the opposition” (…) ““The ANC was put into serious disrepute on August 8,” said the president. Reading out sections of the ANC’s constitution before asking the audience what must be done, Zuma said: “A serious offence shall be committed by any member acting on behalf or in collaboration with a political organisation or party other than an organisation or party in an alliance with the ANC.” (…) ““You must act,” said some in the crowd when he told them the recommendation for such behaviour was disciplinary procedures” (Madia, 2017).
So that President Zuma was quoting the article 25.17.12 of the is very strange, that this is his comfort zone, since in the Act of Misconduct, 25.17, there are enough places to himself in. It doesn’t take a lot of thinking or even considering his own behavior before finding respectable offenses he has done to party. He is literally throwing stones in a glass house.
Because within common-sense and reason, Mr. President, Jacob Zuma has broken the misconduct articles of ANC Constitution:
First: “25.17.1 Conviction in a court of law and being sentenced to a term of imprisonment without the option of a fine, for any serious non-political offence”. Mr. President, himself was at one point in different courts of law for the misuse of public homes will building the Nkandla Village Project, with the firepool and the local hospital. This offense to the state, he had to repay parts of the building back to the state and did so. Therefore, just by my reckoning, he has breached this one and should go through trial process as protocol by the ANC Party.
Second: “25.17.4 Behaving in a manner or making any utterance which brings or could bring or has the potential to bring or as a consequence thereof brings the ANC into disrepute”. This is very easy, as of the Financial Minister firing of 2015 and the 2017. That has downgraded the economy twice and put the state in junk-statue, clearly brings ANC into disrepute, also the questioning of following party line with the firings or if he just picked-up the phone and had a conversation with his Gupta supporters. Since, the economy has taken a hit by these acts of vile cabinet reshuffle.
Third: “25.17.8 Abuse of elected or employed office in the Organisation or in the State to obtain any direct or indirect undue advantage or enrichment”. Mr. President knows that he has breached this one, with getting family members involved in Oakbay Resources and Oakbay Investments companies, that again has gotten favorable state contracts to sell coal to Eskom and others. Which is not in line with the law of South Africa, neither the ANC Constitution. Therefore, without even trying. I have found three offenses to the President, that the ANC should consider working-on.
I am sure the ANC not going to act upon the President, because it is easier to suspend mere MPs, than get the President under hot water, they are all bowing loyally to him and following his corrupt directions. It seems to be a shell of party, if they do spell the criteria this way, than Zuma is bigger than the ANC. That means the ANC is Zuma, since ZUMA can acts as pleases, but the others has to follow the provisions of the ANC Constitution. He is above them, since he can sanctions others, but the party cannot sanction him. Even if he breaches many of provisions and does not follow the rules of the party. Peace.
Madia, Tshidi – ‘Zuma Speaks On The Motion Of No Confidence: ‘The ANC was put into serious disrepute on August 8’ (13.08.2017) link: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2017/08/13/zuma-speaks-on-the-motion-of-no-confidence-the-anc-was-put-int_a_23075866/