Security had to be roped in at the African National Congress (ANC) PGC in Limpopo on Monday, after a group of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma supporters stormed into the gathering.
Limpopo Premier, Stan Mathabatha, has been the subject of severe criticism this year, as he has positioned himself as a supporter of Presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa. That message was reinforced at the start of the PGC on Monday, where delegates chanted pro-Ramaphosa songs.
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#ANCLP #ANCPGC Mathabatha a disgruntled delegate leaves the plenary, goes towards Mathabatha who is still on the podium, blaming him for people who are singing pro-CR17 songs. He is pushed back and reprimanded by some delegates. pic.twitter.com/ZLz5wTPIYf
— Siviwe Feketha (@SiviweFeketha) December 4, 2017
Those who stormed into the PGC accused Mathabatha of sowing division in the organisation, adding that he was directly responsible for the pro-Ramaphosa chanting at the PGC.
Mathabatha’s speech, which he had already started delivering on Monday, was disrupted. One disruptor was subsequently removed from the gathering by security, before proceedings could continue.