- Mabuyane says ‘petty’ differences amongst members is damaging the ANC’s public image
- The lead up to their presidential elections has been marred by internal conflict
- A recent bid to invalidate the Eastern Capes provincial congress was dismissed
Oscar Mabuyane, the head of the ANC in the Eastern Cape, wants members to set aside petty disputes. He believes there are “bad elements who thrive on anarchy” within the party. This is what makes the party look bad in the eye of the public, especially in the week leading up to their national conference.
There have been multiple reports of infighting, unconstitutional tactics and general uproar leading up to the national conference later this week.
Briefly.co.za learned that a recent High Court bid in Grahamstown to invalidate the Eastern Cape’s provincial congress was dismissed.
ANC branches in KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State are still dealing with internal conflicts.
Despite the internal strife, Ace Magashule was re-elected as chairperson of the Free State ANC.
The High Court in Bloemfontein is yet to have a hearing on whether more than 20 branch meetings were correctly constituted.
A ruling on the legitimacy of the provincial conference in KZN is also going to be appealed.
Mathews Phosa, another presidential hopeful, supporters have withdrawn parts of his challenge against Mpumalanga’s general council results.
Despite all this EWN reports that, Gwede Mantashe said the ANC national elective conference would be a success and the party would retain power in the 2019 elections. They are working diligently to verify and sort everything out before the conference.
Mantashe believes the ANC will emerge from the conference as a better party, not focussing on 20 December but on 2019.
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