ANC to make Madik­izela an MPL

Daily Dispatch - - News - ZINE GE­ORGE PO­LIT­I­CAL EDI­TOR

Bhisho an­nounced on Thurs­day that Ba­balo Madik­izela will be­come the new­est ANC mem­ber of the leg­is­la­ture on Mon­day.

Speaker Nox­olo Kiviet’s spokes­woman Maria Her­mans was re­spond­ing to a Daily Dis­patch in­quiry fol­low­ing the rul­ing party’s pro­vin­cial de­ploy­ment de­ci­sion on Mon­day to field Madik­izela as the new MPL.

Asked if there were any de­vel­op­ments on the swear­ing-in cer­e­mony for Madik­izela, Her­mans said: “For now it’s Mon­day un­til we ad­vise oth­er­wise.” The Dis­patch re­ported on Mon­day about the plan to pro­mote the ANC’s pro­vin­cial trea­surer to Bhisho.

ANC chief whip Fundile Gade con­firmed re­ceiv­ing cor­re­spon­dence from Lu­lama Ngcukay­i­tobi on Wed­nes­day in­form­ing the whip­pery that the rul­ing party wanted Madik­izela to be sworn in as soon as pos­si­ble.

Madik­izela re­places the late ed­u­ca­tion MEC Mandla Makupula on the ANC’s list. Gade said the ini­tial ar­range­ment was to have the swear­ing in cer­e­mony on Thurs­day, but speaker Nox­olo Kiviet will only be back on Mon­day.

“I can there­fore safely say the swear­ing in cer­e­mony will be held on Mon­day. My of­fice has cor­re­spon­dence for the speaker’s of­fice in this re­gard,” said Gade.

Madik­izela will re­main an or­di­nary MPL for a few days, await­ing the re­turn of hu­man set­tle­ments MEC Mlungisi Mvoko from his of­fi­cial visit to Cuba.

Soon af­ter Madik­izela will as­sume Mvoko’s hu­man set­tle­ments man­tle, and pre­mier Phu­mulo Ma­su­alle will an­nounce Mvoko’s move to the post of ed­u­ca­tion MEC.

Mean­while prepa­ra­tions for Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to the Dr WB Rubu­sana re­gion on Sun­day con­tinue.

ANC PEC mem­ber Loyiso Magqashela led a team to Buf­falo City Metro where they held a meet­ing with ANC coun­cil­lors to as­sess the state of the metro.

The visit will see the party’s top six, as well as the 80-mem­ber na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, in­ter­act­ing with ANC lead­ers and party de­ploy­ees to the BCM coun­cil on Sun­day.

All eyes will be on ANC deputy sec­re­tary Jessie Duarte dur­ing the meet­ing, as she is ex­pected to hand over the out­comes of the na­tional ap­peals com­mit­tee to the PEC.

The re­port will help shed light on whether the Pum­lani Mkolo-led re­gional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee was elected in a prop­erly con­sti­tuted meet­ing.

This was af­ter ANC mem­bers on the last day of the two-day con­fer­ence held at the be­gin­ning of Septem­ber ques­tioned why 229 del­e­gates voted in­stead of 223 at the con­fer­ence.

NOX­OLO KIVIET

BA­BALO MADIK­IZELA

FUNDILE GADE

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