Buffalo City ANC denies nomination chaos

2012-10-10 15:07

Johannesburg - The Buffalo City ANC region in the Eastern Cape has denied reports that its regional general council (RGC) meeting descended into chaos at the weekend when it backed President Jacob Zuma for a second term.

"This was a normal meeting, and in normal meetings people express different views," regional chair Zukisa Faku said on Wednesday.

"The meeting was not chaotic, it was a public meeting that was open to all people. It was convened in order to share information about the nomination process."

She said the report was built around sources who "lied for their own political agendas".

The Dispatch Online reported on Wednesday that several RGC members questioned the regional leadership on Sunday over why it announced its preferences at a press conference, instead of waiting for branch general meetings to convene.

Announcement rushed

An unnamed source told the paper the RGC wanted to know why the regional leadership was rushing to announce its list of candidates for the African National Congress's elective conference in Mangaung in December.

"Why is the regional executive committee [REC] misleading the public by making statements without having consulted branches?" the unnamed RGC member said.

"The ANC's leadership issue is going to be decided by the branches."

The newspaper reported that delegates were adamant the REC’s actions had been "mischievous".

"The meeting was adjourned unceremoniously, in the true sense of the word. Where on earth does a chairperson close a meeting when people’s hands are still raised?" another unnamed source said.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-10-10 15:11

    cANCer Denied !! must be true then

      bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-10 15:23

      The peoples eyes are starting to open up! Vote DA people!!!!

      gladstone.dyonase - 2012-10-10 17:14

      We would if we were not scared of you, or if we were sure that you won't rule us the way NP did to us.

      emilyjane.elson - 2012-10-10 20:36

      Come on Gladstone, its not about us being in charge it's about making things better for ALL of us!! Imagine things running smoothly and we could live comfortably or just better for now.. Wouldn't that be awesome? If liv

      emilyjane.elson - 2012-10-10 20:37

      If living conditions etc are made tougher for you it would be the same for us. SA needs to pull itself towards itself and get it together once and for ALL!!

  • arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-10-10 15:12

    Try To Deny Bullets heading your way Cancer!!! LOL!

  • JuliusYouPrick - 2012-10-10 15:12

    Denial is not just a river in Egypt. Where there's the ANC there's chaos.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-10 15:16

    Sounds to me like this deal is done, the Zu will continue his reign of corruption.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-10 15:36

    anything to do with the anc is chaos

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-10-10 16:19

    The sadest part is that they exploit the uneducated masses to vote for them knowing full well they are not capable of delivering to the suffering long as they can stay in power and live off the fat of the land ....thats all thats important to them

      phillip.phogole - 2012-10-10 16:31

      These people are misleading us,I never went to school I do not have excess to internet,I am uneducated but they expect me to vote stupid Zuma who is like me,I dont like Zuma but they are pushing Zuma on my throat because they want goverment positions.

  • phillip.phogole - 2012-10-10 16:26

    These pec members are misleading the public by saying that they support Zuma without mandate from the branches

  • siphiwom - 2012-10-10 18:27

    i forward my vote of no confidence to the mayor.

  • alaina.nel.12 - 2012-10-10 19:19

    ANC liars.Where-ever they go there is chaos.Just look at the country.

  • gavin.taylor.79 - 2012-10-10 20:27

    The same Zukisa Faku that had to be dragged kicking & screaming from her post as mayor of East London. The same Faku that used a municipal credit card to buy herself a leather coat while on a "business" jaunt in Turkey. Who issued municipal petrol cards to family & friends, spent municipal funds on all sorts of "expenses", including groceries, KFC and alcohol for her own use. The same Zukisa Faku who was re-deployed as Regional Chair when ratepayers turned up the heat and who is to appear in court soon on fraud charges. A credible witness then ....

  • gavin.taylor.79 - 2012-10-10 20:31

    From the Weekend Post (May 2011)......."EMBATTLED Buffalo City Mayor Zukisa Faku is remaining defiant in the face of angry calls for her removal from the majority of her council and has vowed to dig in her heels regardless of the outcome of the local government elections on May 18. Faku, who once faced widespread condemnation when it was revealed she used a municipal credit card to buy clothes overseas and spent more than R2000 to buy fuel for non-Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) vehicles, dubbed those who were trying to eject her as “political hooligans”.

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