African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee member Gwen Ramokgopa says the postponement of the party’s nomination process is to give more time to members to participate in nominations for party leadership positions ahead of December’s National Elective Conference.
The nomination process was meant to be detailed by Treasurer General and acting Secretary General, Paul Mashatile but the media briefing was cancelled – as the party’s NEC was yet to approve the membership audit report.
A special ANC NEC meeting will be held on Sunday for the party to approve and adopt the final membership audit of all members and branches for its 55th national conference in December.
Ramokgopa says the ANC candidate nominations process is very crucial to the party and it might have to readjust its timeline every now and then.
Ramokgopa says, “We are about to begin a very democratic process which is important for us as it ensures that all members participate in the movement and also reflect on leadership that will serve South Africa better. One hopes that as we look at the new ways of strengthening this democratic process and the renewal process which was adopted on the 54th conference we are implementing new rules and new systems, we are modernising that party and from time to time we may adjust our time line so there’s really nothing into it.”
@MYANC informs members of the media that an engagement which was scheduled to take place today, Wednesday 07 September 2022, with the Treasurer General Paul Mashatile on nomination processes towards the 55th National Elective Conference has been postponed. pic.twitter.com/fMFJf5ifS6
— African National Congress (@MYANC) September 7, 2022