No date for Free State ANC conference

2013-04-16 20:13
(Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The Free State ANC has not yet set a date for a rerun of its provincial elective conference, an official said on Tuesday.

"The branches are struggling to reach quorums," spokesperson Oupa Khoabane said.

"If need be, we will try [to] extend [the deadline for the conference] to give everyone an ample chance to re-organise themselves."

A provincial task team, which was overseeing the elections, initially decided to hold the conference in February.

This was later postponed because the period for branches to query the auditing process had been extended and branch general meetings needed to be held.

Last month, African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the deadline for holding the conference had been extended to the end of April.

A rerun of the conference was needed after six disgruntled Free State ANC members successfully challenged its legality in the Constitutional Court.

The conference was held in Parys in June last year.

A task team has been appointed to run the province in the interim.

Mantashe announced the task team during a press briefing after a national executive committee meeting in Bloemfontein, before the start of the Mangaung national elective conference in December last year.

There are 11 women and nine men on the team, which includes Free State ANC chairperson Ace Magashule, who represents the party's NEC on the team.

Read more on:    anc  |  ace magashule  |  gwede mantashe  |  bloemfontein  |  politics

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