Reshuffle for Gauteng ANC?

2010-11-01 14:18

The leadership of the ANC in Gauteng has approved a governance review report, which reportedly recommends a reshuffle of the provincial cabinet.

Spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli said the provincial executive committee (PEC) met in Vanderbijlpark over the weekend where the report was tabled and endorsed.

Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane was present at the meeting, he said.

“The PEC has identified measures to strengthen the capacity of the provincial government to implement the priorities contained in the ANC 2009 elections manifesto,” Ntuli said.

He said the PEC, as a political structure, did not have a mandate to reshuffle the provincial cabinet.

The Star today reported that Mokonyane opposed the idea of a cabinet reshuffle at the weekend meeting, her resistance was not anticipated and this plunged the PEC “into a crisis”.

Ntuli condemned the report saying there was no crisis in the province and the relationship between the party leadership and Mokonyane remained “strong, harmonious, and undisputed”.

“There is no crisis in Gauteng. The ANC is the centre of power and works well with government in Gauteng,” he said.

He said the ANC’s provincial leadership would meet Mokonyane to discuss the report during the week.

“The report will be tabled to the premier... based on the report the premier will decide on the question of reshuffling,” he said.

“Its not the prerogative of the ANC to discuss names or agree or disagree on reshuffling.”

The PEC also decided on the dissolution of the ANC Ekurhuleni regional executive committee. It appointed a team to oversee party work in the troubled region. The PEC described the committee as “dysfunctional”.

The 32-member team would be led by Zeni Tshongweni, a long standing ANC leader, and co-ordinated by Gauteng legislature member Eric Xayiya.

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