The North West ANC leadership has decided to postpone the elective regional conference of the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district. The conference was supposed to have been held in Wolmaranstad over this weekend. The postponement is as a result of some party members’ complaints and threats to interdict the conference. They alleged that bogus delegates were allowed to register for the conference, and legitimate delegates excluded.
ANC provincial chairperson Supra Mahumapelo says the postponement is aimed at allowing engagements with the complainants.
“We have taken a decision that despite the fact that we listened to this complainants last year including national, we have taken a decision to postpone the conference by a week of Dr Kenneth Kaunda, so that we must listen to them. The ones that are complaining about Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati conference, we are also going to listen to them and we think that in the ANC we might take a decision that says listen to them and repeat the conference so that they must not think that we are steam rolling them.”
Thabo Mosiane , the spokesperson for the complainants, says although they are excited about the decision to postpone the conference, they are however worried about the conduct of the leadership of not humbling themselves to the membership.
“We are all very excited about the decision to postpone but it is very sad that the conference of the ANC to be postponed a day before conference. What about all the expenses, booking the venue an all that, it’s unnecessary. The leadership must learn to listen. The conference of the ANC has asked all of us to humble ourselves before the masses of our people especially our members for that matter.”
Mosiane says they are more than ready to meet with the ANC leadership to engage further on the matter.
Meanwhile, the ANC leadership says the regional conference of Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district, which collapsed last week, might also be repeated in due course.