ANC’s steering committee meets over voting irregularities
19 December 2017, 10:21 AM
The African National Congress’s steering committee has called an emergency meeting which, it’s believed, will deal with an alleged irregularity during yesterday’s Top Six elections.
There are allegations that 68 delegates, who the electoral officials said were absent from the vote for Secretary-General, were actually there.
These delegates were allegedly told they did not appear on the conference voters’ roll.
North West ANC branch delegate, Madoda Sambatha explains what happened.
SACP calls on new ANC leaders to tackle corruption
19 December 2017, 9:57 AM
The South African Communist party (SACP) has challenged the newly elected African National Congress (ANC) Top six to prioritize dealing with allegations of corruption in government and the party.
The SACP has been calling for action against those implicated in corruption and State Capture.
The party’s first Deputy Secretary, Solly Mapaila says the new ANC leadership must act decisively.
Immediate calls for Ramaphosa to deal with corruption swiftly
19 December 2017, 9:52 AM
Many groups are calling on newly elected African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa to move swiftly to deal with state capture and corruption.
They include the DA and other opposition parties, the SACP, labour federations and Nedbank.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse believes Ramaphosa is more likely than any other ANC candidate to tackle state capture, corruption and gross maladministration within government.
OUTA CEO Wayne Duvenage explains.
“No confidence in new ANC leadership” – Vavi
19 December 2017, 8:04 AM
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says it has no confidence in new African National Congress (ANC) leadership.
Saftu’s General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the working class and the poor majority of South Africans have no reason to celebrate.
Vavi referred to the fact that half of the new ANC Top Six are seen as aligned to new party president Ramaphosa and half to President Jacob Zuma.
“The leadership of the ANC is a mixed masala. It’s a salad and it is going to paralyze the organisation. It will not in a single mind be able to go in a particular direction and it’s made up of people who promise change and those who are defenders of the status quo. It is a reflection of an organisation that is split down the middle and we expect the same result when the NEC is announced later today.”
PE man arrested for dealing in dagga oil
19 December 2017, 7:30 AM
A 53-year-old Port Elizabeth man has been arrested for possession and dealing in dagga oil.
The man was arrested by the Port Elizabeth Flying Squad and K9 Unit members at a house in Lakeside Road in Theescombe in the Kageba Park area.
Police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu says police confiscated 78 dagga plants, 120 syringes of dagga oil and tins of liquid, which was in the manufacturing process.
Naidu says in terms of current legislation, manufacturing and dealing in dagga oil, even for medicinal purposes, is still illegal.