ANC leaked recordings NEC meeting Pule Mabe

ANC National Spokesperson Pule Mabe. Photo: Twitter/MyANC

ANC NEC latest: Party threatens disciplinary action over leaked recordings

The ANC will not hesitate to take disciplinary action after recordings of members debating the party’s future during NEC meetings were leaked.

ANC leaked recordings NEC meeting Pule Mabe

ANC National Spokesperson Pule Mabe. Photo: Twitter/MyANC

The latest recordings leaked to the public from a meeting of the African National Congress’ (ANC’s) National Executive Committee (NEC) over the weekend has angered the ruling party, who say that they will take action against members who continue to disseminate information of this nature. 

‘Growing tendency of leaked information concerning’ 

ANC National Spokesperson Pule Mabe said in a statement on Sunday 9 May that the leaked recordings of former ANC Secretary in the North West, Legoete Dakota, and current chair of the ANC in Limpopo, Stan Mathabath, that are currently doing the rounds on social media should not be dispersed beyond the virtual meeting of the party’s most senior members.

“The African National Congress (ANC) is concerned about the growing tendency of leaking internal discussions of the organisation, including the implications of such practice,” he said, adding that a digital media platform referred to as “Insight Factor” has allegedly “appointed itself to perform the task of giving ‘As it happens’ updates of the National Executive Committee (NEC)”. 

“We are aware that they are supplied information by their own proxies to further a nefarious task of not only dividing the ANC, but also to drive a particular narrative that goes against the united spirit displayed by the meeting of the NEC currently underway,” said Mabe. 

ANC communication protocol allows for disciplinary action against guilty parties 

Mabe said that in terms of the ANC’s Communication Protocol, the leaking of confidential information may result in disciplinary action being taken against the guilty members or individuals.

“Any conduct involving leaking of confidential information shall constitute a violation of this communications protocol and the ANC has a responsibility to deal with this act of misconduct in the same way as it would deal with any act that brings the organisation into disrepute,” the Communication Protocol states. 

“In terms of this Protocol, any member who leaks or releases information to the media or public without due authorisation or prior approval, shall be guilty of misconduct,” said Mabe, who added that the ANC legal team is “looking into this matter of leaks, including the unauthorised dissemination of ANC NEC material across social media platforms”.