No division in Eastern Cape, says ANC

2012-03-19 19:59

Johannesburg - The ANC in the Eastern Cape has rejected reports that the party in the province is divided over its support of national leaders.

"We are disturbed and feel violated by consistent untruth and lies [being] peddled," provincial ANC spokesperson Mlibo Qoboshiyane said in a statement on Monday.

"Journalists and their newspapers [are] projecting our conferences as having been divided between comrades allegedly supporting President Jacob Zuma and against those supporting his deputy comrade Kgalema Motlanthe."

The ANC has been holding regional elective conferences across the country.

According to reports, two regions in the Eastern Cape had already been won by anti-Zuma candidates.

In February, Sandile Sello was elected chairperson of the Alfred Nzo region, and former Buffalo City mayor, Zukiswa Faku, won the Greater East London region.

Amathole and OR Tambo regions of the Eastern Cape would hold their elections at the end of the month and the rest in May.

Qoboshiyane said the Alfred Nzo region's new leadership was fully behind all structures of the ANC including national leadership.

"Not a single thread of truth suggests a divided conference except that some delegates protested against certain decisions, disputes on credentials and allegations on accreditation of some branches," he said.

Buffalo City concluded its conference earlier this month in an "environment of orderliness, discipline and unity with delegates behind the unity of the ANC", said Qoboshiyane.

There was no Mangaung division.

"The credentials of the elected leadership best demonstrate [the] ideological position of this elected executive.

"Once again a glory of disinformation campaign surfaced in the print media aimed at further projecting the ANC as divided along the lines the Mangaung [sic]," said Qoboshiyane.

He said the character assassination of the ANC could not continue.

"If journalists have no political stories to write about the ANC, they must call us, we have stories in abundance."

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-19 20:24

    No division in Eastern Cape,says ANC. Is there anything in the Eastern Cape ? (Excepting the ANC?)

      Multi - 2012-03-19 22:04

      Some rhinos, poachers and tenders...

  • Piet - 2012-03-19 20:29

    Fighting for the tenderspoils, hard to trust anybody....Fi

  • Piet - 2012-03-19 20:31

    And in a couple of months this rumour turns to fact like most so called cANCer rumours!

  • Lacrimose - 2012-03-19 20:55

    We've watched this tired old movie for 18yrs now. You are not united, you are divided. To try and keep putting on this front - acting like the happily married couple in public whilst you beat each other at home - no longer works. Your disagreements are never resolved and eventually transition into govt. Then we all suffer.

  • Peter - 2012-03-19 21:09

    Then tell us which faction the Eastern Cape united behind, please.

  • Econwald - 2012-03-19 21:10

    Hope Zuma is happy now,

  • Paul - 2012-03-19 21:35

    Yep no division, only subtracting the funds, multiplying the local population and adding inches to their girths. Oh yes and leaving no stone unturned!!

  • Dave - 2012-03-19 22:44

    Hope the Eastern Cape declares UDI.

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