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‘ANC in N Cape faces paralysis’

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Warning about unresolved issues

Unresolved issues could plunge the ANC in the province into a permanent state of paralysis. File pic

THE ANC in the Frances Baard region has warned that unresolved issues surrounding the provincial elective conference could plunge the organisation into a “permanent state of paralysis” in the Northern Cape.

ANC regional chairperson, Dr Thapelo Dithebe, recommended that the parallel Branch Executive Committees (BEC) elected during the lead-up to the conference in Colesberg be dissolved and reorganised into branch task teams.

He added that branches across the region had been negatively affected by “slate politics and preference of leadership”.

Dithebe stated that branch task teams would allow for all the members who were excluded during the “election” of the BECs to participate in the elections of the new BEC in properly constituted branch general meetings.

He indicated that all Regional Executive Committee (REC) members who were elected into provincial elective committee positions, were required to resign from the lower structures to avoid the duplication of functions.

Dithebe said that the REC was committed to ensuring that the ANC regional conference was free and fair.

“This is a conference of the branches of the ANC in good standing. Before the date and the venue of the conference is confirmed, membership audits need to be conducted and finalised by the audit committee that will be announced soon.

“The REC further resolves to appoint the conference management committee, which will oversee and manage a credible and dignified ANC regional conference.”

He added that an inter-branch programme would be held throughout the region from August 1 to 5 to inform members of their decisions and to prepare their branches.