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Mantashe narrates ANC’s legitimacy crisis at #ANC54

JOHANNESBURG, December 18  – Outgoing secretary-general of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, Gwede Mantashe, highlighted the problems bedevilling the party, particularly the liberation movement’s alienation from South African society. “The legitimacy of our movement as the standard bearer in society, and champion of its freedoms, is in serious threat. Not only is there a […]

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#ANC54: Campaign characterised by “dirty tricks” – Mantashe

JOHANNESBURG, December 18 – Outgoing secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC), Gwede Mantashe, said on Monday that the election campaign for the party’s leadership had been characterised by “dirty tricks”, but said that that is what politics was about. This comes as the ANC on Monday will announce its new top six officials following overnight election and […]

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ANC conference adopts credentials

JOHANNESBURG, December 17 – The African National Congress (ANC) conference delegates have on Sunday, finally adopted credentials, paving the way for nomination of leaders and voting. Updating journalists at the conference, ANC deputy secretary Jessie Duarte said it was not unusual to delay credentials. “Delaying credentials was done for the credibility of the process so […]

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Delegates from nullified provinces barred from voting at #ANC54 conference – ANC NEC

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – The national executive committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) has decided that delegates from provinces whose elections were nullified by the courts would not participate, nor vote, at its 54th national conference starting on Saturday. This comes after three courts in three provinces handed down damning judgments against the ruling […]

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ANC NEC to discuss three court judgments ahead of conference

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – Leaders from South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), have been called to a national executive committee (NEC) discussion ahead of its 54th national conference on Saturday, to deliberate court judgments made on Friday. ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa told African News Agency (ANA) that the NEC on Saturday morning was not […]

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Court rules ANC KZN leadership must vacate office

DURBAN, December 15 – An execution order was granted in the African National Congress (ANC) KwaZulu-Natal “rebels” case on Friday, meaning the party’s provincial leadership must vacate office. The 27 provincial executive committee (PEC) members who were to attend the ruling party’s national conference – which starts tomorrow in Nasrec – will now be attending as branch delegates, […]