Delegates praise well-organised, peaceful KZN ANC conference

2008-06-22 00:00

Well-organised, peaceful and disciplined, that was the general verdict of delegates who attended the ANC’s sixth provincial conference in the city over the weekend.

Nozomani Moloi and Thabisile Njoko of Ladysmith, who have attended previous conferences, said it is a sign of the party maturing. “The atmosphere was fantastic, people hardly moved around, they sat through the commissions and discipline was excellent,” said Moloi.

Njoko said she feels inspired to go back and work for the elections.

Abin Badal from the eThekwini region has also attended other conferences and he was encouraged by the great spirit of this event. “The camaraderie was unparalleled. There were very few issues of dispute during the commissions and when there were contentious issues, they were debated. It showed that post-Polokwane people are feeling freer to express their views.”

Jabulile Zondi was at Polokwane and for her this conference represents an extension of what went on there. She said the KZN delegation went to Polokwane well-organised and the discipline and commitment to the party has continued. She is from Mandini, which is part of the greater kwaDukuza region.

Exhausted but happy, Priscilla Capa and Lee-Ann Saunders managed to muster enough energy to wave to fellow delegates as they waited for their lift home at the gates of Indumiso College. “We’re from Wards 67 and 68 in Wentworth Durban,” said Saunders, “this is the first provincial conference we’ve attended and it was a wonderful experience.” Both said they grew up in the ANC, as their parents were in the movement.

They were also impressed by the level of organisation and that the sessions were on time. “Friday night was the most strenuous session because of the voting, we knew from the programme that it was going to go on until late, but there were enough people to keep the singing going to keep us awake,” said Capa.

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