DA taking ANC to court over cadres deployment

Preserving Culture Through Native Tongues
February 22, 2024
MEC urges support for special schools
February 23, 2024
Preserving Culture Through Native Tongues
February 22, 2024
MEC urges support for special schools
February 23, 2024

DA taking ANC to court over cadres deployment

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced plans to file a contempt of court application against the
African National Congress (ANC) over the issue of cadre deployment.

DA leader John Steenhuisen stated the party wants copies of emails and WhatsApp messages from
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s tenure as chairman of the ANC deployment committee.

The Constitutional Court previously ordered the ANC to submit its cadre deployment records to the
DA after a legal battle. However, Steenhuisen said the ANC failed to include crucial documents tied
to Ramaphosa.

“The ANC extensively redacted the documents despite not being entitled to do so by the court
order,” Steenhuisen said. “They have provided no information for a five-year period during which
Ramaphosa was the cadre deployment committee chairperson.”

Steenhuisen claimed the ANC also failed to provide a full list of deployment committee decisions,
restricted certain communications, and destroyed documents.

The DA believes Ramaphosa bears ultimate responsibility but failed to provide an affidavit about the
missing period. Steenhuisen said the ANC also did not supply information between 2013-2018 when
Ramaphosa chaired the committee.

“The ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula told supporters the party’s cadre deployment is
constitutional as it aims to bring about transformation,” Steenhuisen said. “We disagree and are
taking this to court.”