Lekgotla will demystify 'anecdotes'

2013-07-20 08:02

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - The lekgotla of the national executive committee of the African National Congress will try to "demystify" some of the stories about progress in the country, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe, and "try to demystify anecdotal things.

He told reporters in Pretoria: "Like with education, there is a lot of work that has been done. It is not just about the [text]book saga."

He said the lekgotla would focus on figures and statistics to assess progress made by government near the end of its term.

Members would also be divided into commissions on Saturday to focus on specific issues.

"We will see what can be done and what can go into the [election] manifesto."

He said the ANC's election committee would report to the lekgotla.

The lekgotla would not focus on problems, such as the removal of Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle, Mantashe said.

"This is a lekgotla, not a normal NEC meeting."

On 2July Democratic Alliance councillor Annette Combrink was voted in as Tlokwe's new mayor, for the second time since November, unseating Maphetle.

In November, ANC factions in the municipality passed a motion of no confidence in Maphetle.

He was replaced by Combrink -- the first DA mayor in the North West. However, Maphetle was returned as mayor in February.

Earlier, NEC members mingled on the lawns outside the hall at the centre during a break.

Ministers and alliance partners hugged, joked and shared cigarettes, while others merely stood in the winter sun.

After the break, ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu summoned them inside, saying "the leadership is calling".

The ANC's top six, including President Jacob Zuma, were seated at a table on a stage at the back of the hall.

The lekgotla was scheduled to end on Sunday.


Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  gwede mantashe  |  jacob zuma  |  service delivery  |  education  |  politics

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
139 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may feel the urge to merge, but it may be better to escape into a tranquil and quiet setting and connect with your personal...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.