AS IT HAPPENED: #ANC conference will go ahead, says Mantashe

2017-11-22 14:04

The African National Congress's 54th national conference will go ahead as planned, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.


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And the briefing ends.

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Mantashe explains that the ANC's top 6 will be elected first, with the only difference being that an announcement will be followed after each post is filled. Thereafter, other officials will be elected.

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Questions from the floor now

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Mantashe says openness of a parliamentary inquiry was possible in SA, not Zimbabwe

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"SADC must play its role.  

"It must engage structures in Zimbabwe" - Mantashe

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Number of branches in KZN is 806, 122 are outstanding, says Mantashe

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Mantashe highlights the chaos in Libya as an example of regime change

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Zimbabwean issue not regime change, says Mantashe

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Mantashe once again holds court with journalists with his raised finger

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We didn't know what was happening in Zimbabwe - Mantashe  

Says the ANC was watching for some time, observing the tension  

"There was no discussion between and a section of ZANU-PF about the removal of Mugabe"

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New is not so new - Mantashe on the Zimbabwe coup

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Once a government is taken over by soldiers, I call it a military coup - Mantashe  

But it was done very professionally

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Veterans and stalwarts not a structure of the ANC.  

They can influence discussions as members of the ANC

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Different to the normal process - one question and answer at a time

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Mantashe takes questions

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Mantashe hails peaceful change in Zimbabwe

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ZANU-PF is a sister party, says Mantashe

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Mantashe on Zimbabwe: My president has resigned. He calls me "Ggwede-ma"

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Mantashe says the conference will happen  

"Teams are in the provinces, listening to objections"

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We want to be very robust - Mantashe

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