RAMAPHOSA CONCLUDES ANC KZN MEETING, EXPECTED TO GIVE FEEDBACK

DURBAN – President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a meeting with top end African National Congress (ANC) members in KwaZulu-Natal to discuss the readiness of the province to host its provincial elective conference on Sunday evening.

The meeting was held after a damning court ruling in 2017 where the party disbanded the KZN ANC executive and put an interim structure in place.

Ramaphosa didn’t address the media because he’s still a meeting to attend with the NWC and the KZN provincial task team to be briefed on the state of readiness to host a conference.

A new provincial elective conference was expected to take place by the end of this month, but organizational concerns such as membership fraud, factionalism and gatekeeping have remained unresolved, leading to a further delays.

It’s understood that there will be a meeting on Monday between some national working committee members and the KZN provincial interim task team to consolidate the feedback from all the regions in the province.

Ramaphosa and his counterparts in the eThekwini region had been locked in a closed-door meeting to discuss how far the branches are in conducting membership audits and if the province is ready to host an elective conference.

While Ramaphosa deliberated with the chairs and secretaries of the ANC’s largest region, other top six members and some from the national working committee were deployed to other regions to deliberate on the same agenda.

Secretary-General Ace Magashule was deployed to the Moses Mabhida region which has seen some legitimate ANC members being threatened by bodyguards brandishing guns at branch meetings in recent weeks.

Photo Credit- Citizen.co.za

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