The uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has called for the immediate expulsion of Derek Hanekom from the African National Congress (ANC).
MKMVA’s spokesperson Carl Niehaus issued a statement on Thursday morning calling on ANC’s Top 6 officials to immediately suspend Hanekom’s ANC membership.
Thereafter, the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC), which is sitting this weekend, should expel Hanekom, MKMVA demanded.
MKMVA said there’s no need for an investigation because Hanekom has confessed. Under these circumstance, it said ANC has no choice but to expel him.
This course of action should be the absolute and bare minimum. Nothing less will suffice.MKMVA
The statement expressed “anger and dismay” at Hanekom for confessing to meeting with Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to discuss former President Jacob Zuma’s removal from office in 2017.
It also applauded the “angry language” ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule used to criticise Hanekom’s actions.
MKMVA described Hanekom as a “traitor” and sounded a stern warning to “counter-revolutionaries and wedge drivers” that ANC will not tolerate them in its ranks.
The controversy surrounding Hanekom’s admission continues to flare in the ANC.
Late on Wednesday night, Magashule issued a strongly worded statement lambasting him as a “charlatan” and wedge driver.
Former President Jacob Zuma also tweeted about Hanekom on Thursday morning, calling him a “known enemy agent.”