As a build-up to the African National Congress’ (ANC) January 8th Statement in East-London, NEC member Fikile Mbalula will be visiting various towns in the Eastern Cape. Newly elected party president Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his January 8th Statement next week Saturday at the Buffalo City Stadium. Mbalula says this will be an opportunity to go back to the ANC’s roots.
Chairperson of the Peace and Stability Commission David Mahlobo says the African National Congress Elective Conference sitting in Nasrec, Johannesburg, has resolved that all cases of corruption within government must be investigated with speed. He says there is no reason why there have not been any arrests, after convictions of any form of misconduct or corruption within all the government institutions. Mahlobo was addressing the media earlier on Wednesday.
The nomination and ultimately the election of African National Congress (ANC) president, national chairperson, secretary-general and treasurer-general did not happen Saturday night. This is because the conference failed to conclude and adopt the credentials. The credentials are likely to be bone of contention at the conference as they determine the number of voting and non-voting delegates. A seven hour wait, a strange phenomenal during the national conference of the governing party.
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