Bhamjee, Govender join ANC executive committee

2012-06-06 00:00

ENSURING race and gender representation, the ANC in KZN has co-opted uMgungundlovu Mayor Yusuf Bhamjee and Member of the Provincial Legislature Maggie Govender on to its provincial executive committee (PEC).

The third person co-opted on to the committee was Vincent Madlala of the Ladysmith area.

The addition of Bhamjee and Govender as PEC members is in keeping with an earlier undertaking made by provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala that the party was committed to ensuring proper representation within the party.

“As a movement which is a leading light in champion non-racialism, the ANC strongly believes that winning the support of Indian, coloured and white communities in the province is fundamental for social cohesion and our project of nation building,” Zikalala said.

Also on the PEC are MECs Ina Cronjé and Ravi Pillay.

The newly elected committee held its first ordinary meeting on Monday in the Durban Jewish Hall.

The meeting called on the government to urgently use the R5 billion earmarked for the youth subsidy to absorb scores of unemployed youth into the labour market.

Zikalala said the KZN PEC felt the wage subsidy should be used for job training and internships.

The PEC also elected members for the provincial working committee.

The working committee comprises five ANC provincial officials and seven members elected by the PEC.

The officials are chairperson Dr Zweli Mkhize, deputy chairperson Willies Mchunu, secretary Sihle Zikalala, deputy secretary Nomusa Dube and provincial treasurer Peggy Nkonyeni.

Additional members are Ina Cronjé, Senzo Mchunu, Ravi Pillay, Lydia Johnson, Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha, Sipho Gcabashe and Bongi Sithole.


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