ANC Vhembe chairperson calls on newly elected leadership to unite comrades in region

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Re-elected Regional Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in Vhembe in Limpopo, Tshitereke Matibe, says action will be taken against party members who don’t accept the outcome of the conference.

Addressing over 300 delegates on the last day of the conference at Nandoni Dam, outside Thohoyandou, he says the newly-elected leadership must unite the region.

The eighth ANC Vhembe regional elective conference in Limpopo has re-elected Matibe as the chairperson for the third time.

Rudzani Ludere was elected as the Regional Secretary, while Mihloti Muhlophe is the Regional Treasurer.

Makonde Mathivha is the new Deputy Regional Chairperson and Moses Maluleke retained his position as deputy secretary.

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‘Fight for positions’

Matibe says the elected leaders must not use the leadership platform to fight for positions.

“One of the key mandates of the newly elected leadership is to unite comrades who were sharing contrary views coming to this conference. We will not be tolerating wrong tendencies of undermining the elected leadership, remedial action will be taken against those, who are seen not accepting the outcome comrades being given this opportunity to lead should not be used as the platform to fight positions.”

ANC provincial spokesperson, Donald Selamolela says they are satisfied that the conference was peaceful. He says the Sekhukhune region will also hold its elective conference this week.

“It was a very very peaceful conference that we anticipated as the provincial executive committee. We are looking forward towards the end of the week where we will be having a regional conference of Sekhukhune. We are also awaiting the regional conference of the Peter Mokaba. But as things stand we are confident that both conferences of Sekhukhune and Peter Mokaba will be sitting very soon. This is not about mayoral positions, but this is about of course the regional leadership of the African National Congress in the regional offices.”

The Sekhukhune regional elective conference was postponed about two months ago with some members unsuccessfully seeking an urgent court order to interdict it.