ANC Eastern Cape provincial conference

Eastern Cape Premier and ANC Chairperson.
Image via: Facebook/ Oscar Mabuyane

ANC Eastern Cape postpones provincial conference over disputes

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has postponed its 9th Provincial Conference set to take place this week to an unknown date.

ANC Eastern Cape provincial conference

Eastern Cape Premier and ANC Chairperson.
Image via: Facebook/ Oscar Mabuyane

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape has postponed its 9th Provincial Conference which was set to take place this week to an unknown date over disputes. 

Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane was expected to go head to head with Public Works MEC, Babalo Madikizela for position of Chairman.

ANC EASTERN CAPE POSTPONES ELECTIVE CONFERENCE

The Provincial Working Task Team (PWTT) reportedly met on Tuesday, 19 April 2022 to make an assessment of the work in preparation for the conference. 

In making such an assessment, it became apparent that some of the disputes are still being attended to by the National Dispute Resolution Committee (NDRC) and the Verification Report has therefore not yet been signed by the Acting Secretary General. 

“The PWTT therefore resolved to reschedule the ANC Eastern Cape 9th Provincial Conference to a date to be announced by the Provincial Task Team (PTT)- once satisfied that all outstanding matters have been attended to.” 

Eastern Cape Provincial Working Task Team

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CONFERENCES MARRED BY ‘UNRESOLVED ISSUES’

The Provincial Conference in Mpumalanga almost didn’t happen also over “unresolved issues”. Certain party members sought an urgent interdict. Mandla Ndlovu was elected as the Chairperson. He has since stepped aside as per the party’s 2017 conference resolution.

Ndlovu is said to be a staunch supporter of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and the result in Mpumalanga could help the president retain his position at the national elective conference, which is expected to take place in December.

Ramaphosa called on delegates to focus on the task at hand – governing and also condemned the factionalism which has plagued the party over the past few years.

“Now is the time for us to focus, to pay attention on what will advance the interests of our people, and on how the ANC should reposition itself as it leads society, as it renews itself and demonstrates that we are fit and proper to continue leading this country going forward.”

Cyril Ramaphosa

The ANC in the eThekwini Region also held its elective conference recently. Voting had to be stopped over the eligibility of certain members.

Corruption-accused Zandile Gumede was elected as the Chairperson. Gumede has promised to step aside should she be asked to

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