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Abide by outcomes of ANC conference, says Zuma

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – African National Congress (ANC) members should unite and support the new party leadership which will emerge from its ongoing, highly-contested 54th national elective conference, outgoing party leader Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. “We must all unite behind the leadership collective that will be elected here, regardless of our original preferences,” Zuma […]

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ANC must honestly re-evaluate its own internal democracy – ANC stalwarts and veterans

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – No rational person would argue that there is judicial overreach when elected representatives find themselves in prison because they have been caught stealing, and the African National Congress must honestly re-evaluate its own internal democracy, the ANC stalwarts and veterans said on Saturday. “The ANC can rightfully be proud of our constitutional […]

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#ANC54: ‘We are not shaken’ by court ruling, says Sihle Zikalala

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – The African National Congress KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee (PEC) is “not shaken” by the recent court ruling to disband the PEC, provincial chairman Sihle Zikalala said on Saturday. On Friday, the Pietermaritzburg High Court granted an application for the PEC leadership to vacate office, but also granted the ANC leave to appeal […]

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MKMVA welcomes government’s commitments to free higher education

JOHANNESBURG, December 16 – The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement that government will provide free higher education to “poor and working class” South African youth. The presidency announced earlier on Saturday that government would extend fully subsidised free higher education to “poor and working class” youth from […]

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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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ANC KZN leadership to appeal high court ruling

DURBAN, December 15 – The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has expressed its “deep dissatisfaction and disappointment” at the judgement handed down by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday. An execution order was granted in the ANC KwaZulu-Natal “rebels” case on Friday, meaning the party’s provincial leadership must vacate office. The 27 provincial executive committee […]

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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, […]

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ANC ‘too sick’ to go to conference – MK Council

JOHANNESBURG, December 15 – With the African National Congress (ANC) leadership having boycotted a consultative conference to deal with continued infighting, the party’s 54th national conference faced a risk of disintegration, the uMkhonto We Sizwe (MK) National Council said on Friday. MK council executive committee member Len Rasegatla said the governing party was ”too sick” […]