ANC Tshwane's take two

2011-10-02 17:27
Pretoria - ANC members in the Tshwane region elected two sets of leaders at two separate conferences over the weekend.

The Gauteng ANC dismissed the one meeting as a "scam", while a member of the other group said they were unhappy with various matters the ANC had failed to address.

One group, representing about 89 branches, held their 8th ANC Tshwane regional conference at the St George Hotel and Conference Centre. Elected as chairperson Saturday night was Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the current mayor of Tshwane.

Mapiti Matsema was elected deputy chair, Paul Mojapela secretary, Sibongile Moselelane deputy secretary and George Matjila treasurer.

The elections came about as a result of the merger of the Tshwane and Metsweding regions. The new Tshwane region is now the third largest ANC region in the country. The two municipalities were merged following the May local government elections.

The second "parallel conference" was held at the Justice College and represented about 46 branches, according to newly-elected secretary Joel Mphahla, a member of the party's Centurion branch. At this event Mafika Mahlangu was elected chairperson.

Dingiswayo Santos Matshika was elected deputy chair, Mphahla secretary, Thapelo Rantho deputy secretary and Heminah Tebogo Monaanyane treasurer.

According to Mphahla a total of 268 people attended this election.

Provincial ANC blamed

Mphahla said the branches held their own conference after various problems, such as party members not being allowed to vote, or being barred from meetings, were not addressed by the provincial ANC.

"We took our problems to the province, where branches were given a chance to voice concerns, but province never responded."

The ANC's provincial executive committee spokesperson Nkenke Kekana said he was "puzzled" at a number of statements issued on behalf of the ANC in the region.

These announced the dissolution of the ANC Tshwane provincial council, and an e-mail listing the leaders elected at the Justice College conference.

"We are puzzled like all of you. It is a scam. We will not hesitate to take action against a member for spreading disinformation."

- SAPA
Read more on:    anc  |  mafika mahlangu  |  kgosientso ramokgopa  |  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
20 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!
Christmas lingerie to make this festive season the best one ever!
13 things you might not know about Disneyland

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

At last you are able to see the light. You are able to break through obstacles in an innovative and original way. Visualisation is...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.