EXCLUSIVE: Disgruntled ActionSA councillors attack their own top leadership

By Everson Luhanga

A voice clip has emerged of an ActionSA councillor in Tshwane attacking the top leadership of the party.

Scrolla.Africa has reliably learnt that the voice note was from councillor Sizwe Skhosana of Bronkhorstspruit constituency in Tshwane. 

Skhosana is heard addressing John Moodey in a recent meeting held in the capital. 

The councillor is heard saying that ActionSA is misrepresenting the councillors for not updating them on what is happening within the party especially when it comes to coalition talks.

“Leader John, I think we have been led astray. There is a body that you served on. It’s a top-down approach structure,” he said in the voicenote.

“And that thing is haunting ActionSA as we speak. I, for one, am a councillor in good standing. But I can tell you, come 2024 if we continue with this behaviour, I can assure nature will teach us.”  


He continued: “You had the councillor selection. Once we were in government, you (John Moodley), Funzi Ngobeni, Abel Tau and Michael Beaumont were the four panellists that went for coalition government negotiations.

He goes on to say that the four failed in terms of the negotiations. 

“And you came back to us. You told us to be patient because you were still busy with the coalition government negotiations agreement,” Skhosana said. 

He said that ActionSA is in a coalition government in the City of Tshwane but councillors don’t know which direction the party is taking. 

“We are happy as councillors, but we don’t have faith in your leadership,” he said with cheers and clapping from other people in the meeting.

A source within the party said councillor Skhosana is disgruntled because he has been overlooked for leadership positions. 

The source said even after the party announced its chairpersons Skhosana’s name was not part of the leadership. 

“This week, when Abel Tau, whose membership with the party was terminated, was replaced, Skhosana thought he would be replacing Tau,” the source said. 

“After his name was omitted once again, he headed a campaign to discredit top leadership by calling them failures.” 

Scrolla.Africa spoke to party leader Herman Mashaba, who said the issue will be referred to the party’s disciplinary committee for investigations.

Mashaba said action will be taken should the investigations find that the councillor is on the wrong side of the ActionSA code of conduct.

Mashaba stressed that just like in every business, people need to learn to go through proper channels if they want to raise issues they are not happy about. 

“Politics is not about making friends but serving the people,” Mashaba said. 

Pictured above: ActionSA Tshwane 

Image source: @IOL

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