‘No organization is immune to challenges’, says ANC about Zuma’s disciplinary hearing


This critical step underlines the ANC’s commitment to its constitutional principles. This is what the party said about its decision to ex-pres. Jacob Zuma to appear before a disciplinary hearing.

Zuma, once a staunch ANC supporter and nowadays the face and leader of the uMkhonto we Sizwe party (MKP), is accused of violating the ANC constitution by giving his support to another political party.

The ANC reaffirmed its commitment to internal discipline and accountability and said Zuma had been formally notified of the upcoming disciplinary hearing.

“The ANC, as South Africa’s oldest liberation movement, has a rich history of resilience, sacrifice and service. Our party’s strength lies in its unity, shared vision and unwavering commitment to the people,” said Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri, national spokesperson of the ANC.

“No organization is immune to challenges, and when we are faced with internal matters, we act decisively.”

According to Bhengu-Motsiri, the disciplinary hearing will be conducted with transparency, which will enable Zuma to present his case and address any allegations.

“Maintaining discipline within our ranks is essential. We hold all members, regardless of their position, to the same standards of conduct. The ANC’s renewal process involves self-examination, learning from our past and strengthening our determination. Disciplinary action contributes to this renewal.”

Zuma was provisionally expelled from the ANC in January after he announced at the end of last year that he would not vote for the ANC in this year’s election, but instead for the MKP.

However, Zuma said that although he does not agree with the ANC’s current practices and leadership, it is still not enough for him to completely turn his back on the ANC.

Tuesday’s hearing will be held at Luthuli House, the ANC’s head office in Johannesburg.