Drama marks election

2017-12-06 06:00
The newly elected Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) District are from the left Neo Masegela (chairperson), Edwin Hnatise (deputy chairperson), Peace Leserwane (secretary), Sizwe Mlangeni (deputy secretary) and Violet Jordaan (treasurer).Photo: Supplied

The newly elected Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) District are from the left Neo Masegela (chairperson), Edwin Hnatise (deputy chairperson), Peace Leserwane (secretary), Sizwe Mlangeni (deputy secretary) and Violet Jordaan (treasurer).Photo: Supplied

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It still remains in question whether the newly-elected Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the ANC in the Frances Baard is here to stay given the drama surrounding its election.

The committee of five members were elected during the Frances Baard Regional conference that took place from Friday (01/12) to Sunday (03/12) at Barkly West’s Rekaofela Lodge.

The conference saw the top five positions being filled by Mangaliso Matika (chairperson), Vuyani Mpitso (deputy chairperson), Webster Dichaba (secretary), Wende Marekwa (deputy secretary) and Unondumiso Buda (treasurer).

Ousted REC members continue to display dissatisfaction and are pulling out various stops for the conference to be nullified. The battle among the ANC members in the Frances Baard Region is a clear indication that it is all about factiona­lism between Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa as the preferred presidential candidate.

This follows the former REC failing in its attempt to hinder the conference on Thursday (30/11) as delegates stormed the media briefing that was held at the Garden Court Hotel.

In contrast to the drama in Frances Baard, the ANC’s regional conference in the John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) District held over the weekend in Kathu was described as a huge success.

Regardless of the unavailable chairperson Seweditse Gaobusiwe’s report, the conference is reported to have gone ahead with presentations of both the treasurer’s financial report and the secretary’s organisational report.

The conference, which declared the region’s support for Cyril Ramaphosa to become the next president of the ANC at the forthcoming 54th National Conference, saw former secretary Peace Leserwane re-elected.

Leserwane was re-elected after his suspension had been announced by the previous REC.

He had been accused of “running a one-man show” and of failing to involve fellow REC members in organisational matters.

Leserwane thanked the outgoing REC members and wished them well in their future endeavours.

The REC members of JTG are Neo Masegela (chairperson), Edwin Hnatise (deputy chairperson), Peace Leserwane (secretary), Sizwe Mlhangeni (deputy secretary) and Violet Jordaan (treasurer).

The new leadership is faced with dealing with challenges such as harnessing and deepening unity and cohesion and enforcing organisational integrity and values.

They also have to move towards intensifying and monitoring the performance of government departments, as well as that of municipalities, to ensure service delivery improvement.

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