The majority of African National Congress branches in the eThekwini region have told party President Cyril Ramaphosa and other ANC National Working Committee members that they want the provincial elective conference to go ahead.

Ramaphosa and some national leaders, including Zizi Kodwa and members of the provincial interim committee, met with eThekwini branch leaders at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban.

The aim of the meeting was to assess the region’s readiness for the provincial conference. Initially the provincial conference was scheduled to take place late this month. However, there are reports that is has been postponed indefinitely.

NEC member Zizi kodwa explains, “The NEC had instructed us among others that as we prepared the work for elections we must also look at provinces that are ready for conferences and in doing so what are the risks involved in taking those decisions and how it will impact our readiness in preparing for the elections. Therefore there was a very clear view expressed by branches which we will report in a meeting tomorrow. That decision will still need to go to the NEC but I think branches here they expressed their wish and will that they would want to have a provincial conference which must then lead them to a successful national elections.”

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