ANC provinces ready for nominations rerun

2012-12-04 17:20

Johannesburg - The ANC in Limpopo and the Western Cape will hold their nomination conferences on Wednesday after being given the go-ahead by the national executive committee (NEC).

"We are more than ready to proceed," Limpopo spokesperson Makonde Mathivha said on Tuesday.

Delegates would start registering at about 09:00 at the Marco Hall in Polokwane and the conference would be held at the same venue as Friday.

The province had to cancel its conference on Friday night when a group of "violent hooligans" disrupted proceedings, forcing delegates to flee the venue, Mathivha said at the time.

He claimed the event was disrupted by a group wearing T-shirts with President Jacob Zuma's face printed on them.

Mathivha said security had been beefed up for Wednesday's conference.

"Anyone who doesn't qualify [for the conference] must not even think of coming near the conference."

Limpopo, along with Gauteng, has been one of the provinces calling for change of leadership in the African National Congress.

The provincial executive committee (PEC) wanted Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to take over from Zuma.

ANC Western Cape secretary Songezo Mjongile confirmed that the province would hold its provincial general council (PGC) in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Delegates would start registering at 1pm and the conference was expected to start by 16:00.

"We have put necessary measures in place to make sure the meeting is not disrupted," Mjongile said.

Any issues would be dealt with outside the conference by NEC deployees so that nominations could go ahead.

Among the province's NEC deployees was Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, who was the convenor.

Six NEC members would be sent to the Western Cape and six to Limpopo to facilitate the conference reruns.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the NEC decided during its special meeting on Monday to allow the two provinces to reconvene their PGCs.

"Failure to hold these conference successfully will mean that the provinces will forfeit their right to nominate and will therefore only be able to exercise their nominating right from the floor of the conference [in Mangaung]," he said.

A nomination from the floor has to be supported by 25% of the conference members.

  • bertus.pretorius.1 - 2012-12-04 17:54

    Not being able to run a provincial nomination meeting and meeting simple deadlines, the ANC will still attempt in governing a whole country. - 2012-12-04 19:16

      The whole country is not ready for DA.

      godfrey.welman - 2012-12-04 20:58

      @Poloy...are you referring to country of "violent hooligans" the DA does not need them. Since you brought the DA into this, did you notice how orderly and on-time the DA Conferrence went, no need for a single police officer.

  • - 2012-12-04 18:13

    I want to be part of anc or a member of anc.i am interested in debate or to be a spoke person

      pierre.nortje.581 - 2012-12-04 19:18

      You want to be a spoke person for the ANC? Speak perosn> Seark pwersonn ? WSaartnb persongh ? The ANC would love your writing skills ... You are perfect for the job. Pierre

  • lawrence.sathekge - 2012-12-04 18:13

    A bunch of morons called Pro-Zumas , clowns who can't see beyond the positions they occupy n ' Just trying to keep my JOB ' idea, The simple thing they should have learned is to seek truth in everything, Now Juju the one who called 4 the so called Delegates to remove T.M. 4 Zuma is calling 4 the same Zuma to be outsed...One lesson 4 these bunch of retards is to think, this ain't nothing about Zuma or anyone but our COUNTRY, I mean this Double-Headed-Immoral Clown n Uneducated Douche from Nkantla is just using them to occuppy his position...I feel ashamed to be a South African under this CLOWN's leadership!!!

  • phaldiemeyer - 2012-12-04 18:18

    no, eish... we'll run that one till they come back with a zuma vote, we'll get there...heh heh what a lot of tossers. Incompetence has a new synonym - anc

  • phillip.marchant.52 - 2012-12-04 18:45

    "We are more than ready to proceed," Limpopo spokesperson Makonde Mathivha said on Tuesday. "Comrade struggle icon Cassel Mathale has graciously accepted our tender for twenty million brand new steel chairs for the expected one hundred delegates for this solemn occasion. In the past we found that plastic chairs were less effectual against three-inch bone, and were prone to breaking." Secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the NEC (National Enmity Council) decided during its special meeting on Monday to allow the two provinces to reconvene with their PGC's (panga's, guns and chairs).

  • - 2012-12-04 19:15

    I feel so embarrassed by what ANC is doing.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-04 19:24

    Don't even know why they bother. We all know we're in for yet another re-run of the last 18 years; lurching from crisis to crisis, unmitigated theft, incompetence and corruption. Unemployment, higher prices, violent 'service delivery' protests, increasing violent crime, more homeless, farm murders. And a wedding

  • ayandam.masina - 2012-12-06 00:08

    They can rerun the elections the whole year but if The ANC government is not changing the present situation then we do deserve to run this country. I am of the belief that everyone who is South African loves this country, we all want the best for this country and its people. Rather than treating opposition as an enemy we should debate issues not skin colour. As a democratic society it is incumbent upon ourselves to sell our ideologies to the people so that they will in turn elect leaders that will curb on corruption, Not enrich themselves and their families but will serve and protect South Africa and its citizens.

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