ANC denies rumour about Zuma meeting

2013-12-02 11:27
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Johannesburg - The ANC denied on Monday that there will be a call for a special national general council at its national executive committee (NEC) this coming weekend.

"I am not aware of such a call. If there is any it cannot fly into the NEC meeting. We had our conference in 2012, why should we call another conference?" African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu asked.

He said the ruling party was focusing on the national election next year.

"We are concentrating on our... campaign to win in the coming national election."

He said the NEC meeting would be an ordinary meeting and the ANC would not be dictated to by newspaper reports on how to run its affairs.

The New Age reported on Monday that sources within the ANC said there would be a move to call for a special national congress where President Jacob Zuma would be removed and replaced by deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe ahead of the election, and Cyril Ramaphosa to take over as the country's president next year.
Read more on:    anc  |  kgalema motlanthe  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  jacob zuma  |  politics

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