Hope for unity ahead of ANC conference

ANC members at a media briefing threatening legal action if branches in the Moses Mabhida Region participate in the Provincial Conference.

Moses Mabhida regional task team (RTT) co-ordinator Mzi Zuma has said he is optimistic that the provincial conference will be an opportunity for the ANC to heal rifts within the party.
“I can’t say much besides that, comrades will get an opportunity to elect their preferred leaders, developments and progress of the ANC in a democratic space,” he said
Zuma’s sentiments were echoed by ANC activist, and Ethekwini regional chairperson Bheki Ntuli who told Public Eye the elective conference will be used to forge unity in the party and is a stepping stone to the ANC winning the next general election.
“The elected leaders would be responsible for the party’s win at the next general election. Furthermore elective conferences are a constitutional process in which we have an opportunity to assess the performance of our movement and review the implementation of programs aimed at advancing the ANC and province despite transgressions that have occurred in the organisations‚“ Ntuli said.
Last week the regional executive committee was disbanded and replaced with a regional task team headed by Mandla Zondi (convenor) and Mzi Zuma (co-ordinator). The provincial task team also deployed Nhlakanipho Ntombela and Bheki Mtolo to the structure.
However at a press conference held on Tuesday, ANC members who opposed the previous regional executive said they were prepared to challenge the outcome of the upcoming elective conference in court if branches from this region were allowed to participate.
Disgruntled ANC activists who were opposed to the former regional executive committee said they did not want branches in this region to participate in the provincial elective conference.
“We are appealing that the Moses Mabhida region should not form part of the provincial conference, as the region has been disbanded and people who had assumed leadership roles had expired from office. If the branches of the region participate in the conference, we will challenge the outcome of the conference legally,” said Msizi Ngcobo.
“We are assuming that the decision to disband the regional executive was informed by the spate of political killings in the Moses Mabhida Region, leadership transgressions, membership gatekeeping and the lapsed term of office for the REC,” said Ngcobo.

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Capital Media Reporter

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