W Cape ANC to fi­nalise names list

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - METRO - TSHEGO LEPULE

TO­DAY, the ANC in the West­ern Cape will fi­nalise the names of po­ten­tial can­di­dates for MPS and the pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­ture ahead of next year’s elec­tions.

The Pro­vin­cial List Con­fer­ence is ex­pected to get un­der way in Athlone this morn­ing with del­e­gates from all six re­gions reg­is­ter­ing from 7am.

The West­ern Cape’s list, once con­sol­i­dated, will be taken by pro­vin­cial del­e­gates to the rul­ing party’s list com­mit­tee which is ex­pected to meet this com­ing week­end ahead of a Na­tional List Con­fer­ence where the party will name their pres­i­den­tial can­di­date.

Around 400 del­e­gates from branches, as well as rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the party’s al­liance part­ners, their youth, women’s and vet­er­ans’ leagues will at­tend the gath­er­ing.

Spokesper­son Den­nis Cruy­wa­gen said to­day’s meeting would be closed to me­dia and the list would not be shared until the na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee ap­proved it.

Pro­vin­cial sec­re­tary Faiez Jacobs said: “This will be an ex­er­cise in democ­racy with the branches de­cid­ing which names will go on the lists. We are quite ex­cited.

“Once the process has been fin­ished, the re­sults will be fed to the na­tional list com­mit­tee and ul­ti­mately the na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, which is sched­uled to meet next week­end to make a fi­nal de­ci­sion.

“This week­end’s con­fer­ence, and the process that led to it, are crit­i­cal for our 2019 elec­tion cam­paign.”

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