ANC: eThekwini targets 70% in 2014 elections

2013-07-22 00:00

THE ANC eThekwini region held its regional general council (RGC) on Saturday. Regional party secretary Bheki Ntshangase said the RGC did not discuss whether or not Premier Zweli Mkhize should resign from the government position and take up the ANC’s treasurer-general position on a full-time basis.

“The premiership is the prerogative of the national executive committee (NEC). There was nothing to talk about,” he said.

Ntshangase said the ANC in eThekwini region will go all out to achieve a 70% poll in the coming elections.

“The provincial general council took a resolution that we must attain 70% in the election for 2014.

“So as a region we will ensure that target is realised by penetrating the Indian, coloured and white communities so that we achieve that target,” Ntshangase said.

He said the RGC had also resolved to filter down the party’s election strategy, which is devised at national level, to the branch level.

The region also planned to intensify door-to-door campaigning and ensure that they get as many people as possible to vote the ANC in the province and help it attain the 70% electoral target in the general elections next year.

“Our programmes are tailored to interact with communities.”

At the opening of the RGC, deputy provincial chairperson Willies Mchunu dismissed reports that he and ANC provincial chairperson Senzo Mchunu were fighting for the top job in the provincial government.

Mchunu said the decision to appoint a premier could be taken by the national leadership and that has not taken place.

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