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Matika retains leadership of ANC Frances Baard region


ANC regional spokesperson says there were no disruptions or complaints raised during the regional conference over the weekend

Mangaliso Matika. Picture: Danie van der Lith

ANC FRANCES Baard regional chairperson Mangaliso Matika was voted in to serve a second term during this past weekend’s regional conference.

ANC regional spokesperson Tshepo Louw said on Monday that the position of regional secretary was the only position that was contested – by Wende Marekwa and Pantsi Obusitse.

“Obusitse did not obtain the 70 percent threshold needed in order to be elected,” said Louw.

He added that there was no limit to the number of terms an ANC member could serve in a leadership position. “As long as leaders are nominated and elected by branches, there are no barriers in an internal democracy.”

Louw indicated that there were no disruptions or complaints raised during the conference.

“Everything went smoothly and without any incidents. Delegates were clear on the renewal of the organisation and have instructed the newly elected leadership to continue to engage with those who fail to adhere to the principles of our organisation.”

He stated that Pixley ka Seme and Frances Baard had held their regional conference this past weekend as they had finalsed all disputes and had managed to sort out their political and logistical arrangements.

“The ZF Mgcawu and John Taolo Gaetsewe districts’ regional conferences are still outstanding. Provided at least four regions have sat, the provincial conference can proceed. However, we would prefer if all regions have held their conferences to ensure a solid structure is in place before going to the provincial conference,” said Louw.

He added that the date and venue for the provincial conference still needed to be finalised. “It will most likely be held in the Namakwa district.”

The newly elected ANC regional executive committee in the Frances Baard region is:

Regional chairperson – Mangaliso Matika

Deputy regional chairperson – Neo Mase

Regional secretary – Wende Marekwa

Deputy regional secretary – Mock Lehoko Mocumi

Regional treasurer – Nondumiso Buda

Additional members:

1. Morwa Mdali (female)

2. Tshepo Louw (male)

3. Amashweu Ditekgwa (female)

4. Keabetswe Senonohi (female)

5. Thobeka Matika (female)

6. Kadea Zalisa (male)

7. Milton Namelang (male)

8. Tsholofelo Diloke (female)

9. Tlagu Mohale (female)

10. Kelebogile Msibi (female)

11. Sisi Mothibi (female)

12. Motshabi Mokgatlhanyane (male)

13. Eric Makoko(male)

14. Anna Boqo (female)

15. Daddy Phuroe (male)

16. Lydia Steenkamp (female)

17. Winters Keetile (male)

18. Pearl Mouers (female)

19. Ditebogo Leboko (male)

20. Farland Pora (male)