No clear way forward for ANC
AFTER two days of meetings between the ANC national working committee, regions and the provincial executive committee (PEC) of the Western Cape, there is still no clear indication of the way forward to stop the factionalism that is tearing the provincial party apart.
Even the presence of President Jacob Zuma at a Nelson Mandela lecture in Nyanga could not hide the rifts.
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said they would discuss issues such as the disbandment of the Dullah Omar region.
“We will be returning to the Western Cape next week and will need two days to make a determination about the Dullah Omar region. We can’t put the cart before the horse. Many issues came through. We got feedback from regions and met with the PEC.
“We want to rebuild the Western Cape and contest it strongly in 2019.”
The ANC in the Western Cape has been embroiled in factionalism.
Recently, the leadership of the Dullah Omar region, which includes the Cape Town metropole, was disbanded.
This was followed by a media conference, which the leadership structure held, and during which they opposed dissolving the region.
Later, the ANC’s PEC announced the disbandment.
The reason cited was the outcome of last year’s local government elections, in which the ANC lost support.
ON A MISSION: ANC president Jacob Zuma with Security Minister David Mahlobo at the Fire & Ice Hotel, where the party’s NEC had a meeting in a bid to resolve issues in the Western Cape.