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ANC announces new NEC as, 54th National Conference wraps up

JOHANNESBURG, December 21 – Former treasurer-general of the African National Congress (ANC), Zweli Mkhize, tops the list of South Africa’s ruling party’s 80-member National Executive Committee (NEC) – the highest decision-making body. Mkhize, who shockingly withdrew from the party leadership race on Sunday for the sake of “unity”, made a strong comeback. Announcing the results in the early hours […]

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Phosa withdraws urgent court application, opts for talks with ANC

JOHANNESBURG, December 12 – African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Matthews Phosa’s campaign team has withdrawn his urgent application to nullify the outcome of the disputed Mpumalanga provincial general council (PGC) which endorsed ”unity” ahead of the party’s national elective conference set to get under way on Saturday. Lawyers for the two warring Mpumalanga factions of […]

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ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu slams ‘slate politics’

JOHANNESBURG, November 7 – The African National Congress (ANC) ”slate politics” will plunge the ruling party into a deeper crisis than it is experiencing presently, party presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu said after she was not named among leading contender Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “winning team”.     ”Unfortunately, the recent pronouncement of a slate can […]

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United MK veterans important for ANC – Minister Sisulu

JOHANNESBURG, October 6 – The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) believes that a united Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) veterans structure is important to ultimately ensure that the governing party is itself united again, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Friday. “We had an NEC [National Executive Committee] meeting last week at which this matter was discussed. The […]

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Dlamini slates Mbete, Sisulu candidacy for ANC president

JOHANNESBURG, August 13 – African National Congress Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini on Sunday lambasted ANC presidential hopefuls Baleka Mbete and Lindiwe Sisulu, saying former African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the only woman candidate chosen by the league to take over the ANC presidency at the party’s elective conference in December. ”Our power […]