The African National Congress is starting its “dispute resolution process” in a bid to address the a.
The Pan Africanist Movement has accused the ANC of turning vulnerable members of other liberation movements against their parties into "national traitors such as the askari's", just like the apartheid system did.
The PAM said its former president, Thami Ka Plaatjie, was lured to the governing party in exchange for material gains.
The acidic attack was launched by PAM deputy president, Charge-in Mabaso, yesterday.
He said the behaviour of the ANC to convert Ka Plaatjie into being an ANC member did not differ from the tactics used by the hated apartheid regime to turn captured freedom fighters against their own people.
"This act of victimisation is not different from the apartheid regime's style of celebrating for capturing and converting a physically and mentally traumatised freedom fighter into an askari, a nation's traitor."
"It is a known fact that all our cadres who were, and are still converted to the ANC, did or do that only to address their poor material condition at the time," Mabaso said.
He said the news of his former party president joining the ANC did not come as a surprise.
"After the death of Plaatjie's wife and his two brothers in under a year, he became visibly depressed and exhausted. We knew the enemies of PAM were aware of his sad condition and would pounce on him.
"The ANC must desist from feeding on the misery and hardship of cadres of other liberation movement."
But Ka Plaatjie denied that he had joined the ANC for material benefit.
"It is true that I lost my wife and two brothers and I suffered emotional setback but my mental capacity was not affected," Ka Plaatjie said.
He said the ANC did not lure him nor did it offer him any rewards for crossing the floor to them.
"The ANC did not offer me anything, I am self-employed and I did not join the ANC to get a job," he said.
Ka Plaatjie said he resigned from PAM in December last year, and had taken some time to reflect on the state of South African politics before deciding.
"There is a democratic space in the ANC to take the country forward," he said.