ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina says the celebration is mindful that a few of its “rogue” MPs are plotting to vote in favour of the adoption of the Phala Phala file on Tuesday.
She has issued a stern caution to ANC MPs who would vote for the adoption of the file — which might pave the best way for the impeachment of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“We will crack the whip on our MPs who will vote with the opposition parties on the Phala Phala. Our NEC meeting last week instructed us to vote to reject the report. Our message to the rogue MPs is that anybody who will deviate from this will face the music,” she informed Scrolla.Africa.
Of the 400 MPs within the National Assembly, the ANC is represented by way of 230. The MPs will vote on Tuesday on whether or not to undertake or reject the adoption of the Section 89 unbiased panel’s file.
The panel, chaired by way of retired justice Sandile Ngcobo, discovered that Ramaphosa will have a case to resolution over the alleged concealing of a housebreaking at his Limpopo Phala Phala farm the place a minimum of $580,000 (R10.2 million) was once stolen.
Majodina would now not be drawn into disclosing the names of the MPs who’re stated to be plotting to defy the celebration.
However, Scrolla.Africa understands via interior ANC resources that Ramaphosa’s enemies who’re MPs — together with former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo — are allegedly lobbying different aggrieved ANC MPs to vote in favour of adopting the file.
When requested about this allegation, Mahumapelo laughed and hastily hung up.
He is a recognized die-hard backer of former president Jacob Zuma, Ramaphosa’s predecessor and arch-rival, who has been gunning for Ramaphosa’s head since his dramatic fall in 2018.
Ramaphosa has been at the receiving finish of grievance from many quarters because the unencumber of the Phala Phala file about two weeks in the past.
The file got here forward of this week’s the most important ANC optionally available convention from Friday to Monday at Nasrec, Joburg, the place Ramaphosa shall be combating to go back as celebration president for a 2nd time period.
He is up in opposition to former well being minister Zweli Mkhize.
Ramaphosa has taken the file on evaluation, and the topic is but to be heard on the Constitutional Court.