The African National Congress (ANC) has announced that the nomination process for the National Executive Committee, ANC top leadership and other leadership structures, will be opened from August 2022, after the National Policy Conference of the party.
The 55th National Elective Conference is scheduled to take place from December the 16th to the 20th.
ANC national spokesperson, Pule Mabe says they will not tolerate the tendencies of both ANC members and leaders to publicly announce their preferred candidates for leadership roles in the ANC.
“According to the 55th National Conference road map, nomination for the NEC by branches will start in August 2022 after the National Policy Conference,” says Mabe.
In the video below, ANC leadership disbands the National Working Committee in Mpumalanga:
Early this year, Eastern Cape African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson, Oscar Mabuyane, also took a swipe at people sowing divisions within the party.
He was speaking in Ngcobo, at an event to mark the ANC’s 110th anniversary.
Mabuyane applauded the current leadership and added his voice to the calls to implement the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture regardless of who is affected.
The Eastern Cape is set to have its provincial conference and indications are that the position of the provincial Chairperson will be highly contested.
Mabuyane stressed the importance of unity in the party.
ANC facing major challenges on how to deal with seniors implicated in State Capture: Analyst
Political analyst, Doctor Ralph Mathekga says the African National Congress (ANC) is facing a major challenge on how to deal with its senior members who the State Capture Commission report has implicated.
There are also growing calls that the party should institute step aside guidelines.
The report found that Mantashe and several ANC leaders, including Nomvula Mokonyane, Thabang Makwetla and Vincent Smith -illegally benefited from BOSASA’s corrupt business model.
Mathekga says as one of the ANC top six, Mantashe was supposed to help the party to deal with this matter.
Mathekga says Mantashe’s also named in the report and the ANC should commit to not interfere with investigations against those implicated.
“It was becoming very clear that the Zondo Commission was going to place the ANC on trial, and this is exactly what happened.
The party has to respond. The extent in which it is implicated. If you start counting very senior members.
If you were to apply this step aside rule fairly a greater part of the party would be gone. So there was no other way. The ANC was in charge during the years of State Capture and the Capture begun with the ANC logically it has to act.”
The Commission recommended that former President Jacob Zuma, Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and former Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane be investigated for possible corruption.
Jacob Zuma Foundation says Zuma rejects any ‘purported findings’ by Judge Raymond Zondo:
Deputy Defence Minister Thabang Makwetla, ANC Member of Parliament and Parliament House Chairperson Cedrick Frolick and former party Member of Parliament, Vincent Smith have also been implicated in the report.
Mantashe has indicated that he will take certain parts of the report on judicial review. ANC’s spokesperson, Pule Mabe said in order to implement the step aside resolution, those named in the report should be charged by court of law first.
“The ANC National Executive Committee had taken a decision to establish a dedicated committee that will be seen to be looking into the ANC’s response to what is coming out of the Zondo Commission. Now that these findings are being placed out in the public, to make sure that we coordinate ourselves better, let us have a dedicated team that is going to work of the formulation of our own responses,” said Mabe.
Minister Gwede Mantashe briefs the media on the report of the State Capture Commission: