Mantashe calls emergency meeting

2012-12-17 11:08
Gwede Mantashe (Picture: Sapa)

Gwede Mantashe (Picture: Sapa)

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Mantashe addresses Mangaung

2012-12-17 08:19

ANC Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe has warned party members who think they can hold leadership into ransom just because they campaigned and voted for them. Watch. WATCH

Bloemfontein - ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe summoned representatives from the North West and Free State into an emergency meeting on Monday morning, NewsFire has learned.

The party’s national elective conference in Mangaung risks being deadlocked in a debate over credentials on the provinces’ delegates.

Lawyers representing disgruntled members from both Free State and North West have also informed the ANC they will apply for an urgent interdict to halt the conference if members from both provinces continue to participate.

NewsFire has learnt that North West’s provincial executive committee was not invited to the meeting, suggesting that Mantashe will meet with the disgruntled members.

Meanwhile, Sapa reported that the ANC's elective conference got under way on Monday morning with discussions about the credentials of delegates who would nominate the party's top six leaders.

The party's deputy secretary Thandi Modise was first to address party members. The session was closed to the media.

The ANC adjourned the conference around midnight on Sunday because of a dispute over the matter.

- Newsfire and Sapa

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