African National Congress (ANC) branches in Mpumalanga have sustained their position in backing President Cyril Ramaphosa for second term despite the findings of the PhalaPhala report.
The branch says the report has not yet concluded its findings to cast Ramaphosa with guilt or weigh him against the presidential throne as well as his chairmanship in the ANC.
Many opposition parties have been calling for Ramaphosa to step aside, declaring that the report signalled proof that he was just as corrupt as others in the ANC.
“Everyone can have their opinion and wish-wash but in honesty, no one knows what is inside the report. It is natural for opposition parties to want to behave the way they do, jumping to conclusions just to serve their ego,” said Bohlabela region secretary-general Folus Sibuyi.
The Mpumalanga province will be holding a Provincial General Council from Friday to discuss policies of the ANC that will be proposed at the December conference.
The proposal will be based on service delivery and what can be done to improve it, issues of gender-based violence, and employment.