Gauteng ANC: Steer clear of violence

2012-10-10 16:27

Johannesburg - The ANC in Gauteng wanted no physical violence between members during its provincial nomination conference, secretary David Makhura said on Wednesday.

"Measures should be put into place to ensure that the nomination process is conducted in an atmosphere free from intimidation and violence," he said in Johannesburg.

"The provincial executive committee (PEC) and regional executive committee (REC) were mandated to enforce discipline during branch general meetings so that members can exercise their democratic right... in shaping what should be the outcome of the national conference."

Makhura was briefing reporters on a weekend provincial general council meeting where the nomination process for the province was discussed.

No police presence

ANC branches, regions and provinces around the country were discussing their nominations for the ANC's top leadership positions ahead of the party's national conference in Mangaung in December.

Makhura said there would not be a police presence at the provincial conference on November 25.
Makhura outlined the timetable for the nomination process in the province.

"The PEC is not making the nomination because there is no such thing. The nominations will be made by the branches, be consolidated by the electoral commission, and be taken to the provincial nominations conference," he said.

"The conference will then vote and at the end of that we will have what Gauteng's nomination is. Prior to that is all speculation."

The branch meetings, which had to meet a quorum to be accepted, would take place between Thursday and October 18.

Motlanthe announcement defended

The Gauteng ANC announced at the council on Sunday that its preferred candidate for president was deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe.

Makhura defended the announcement, saying whether it was acceptable or not to promote the PEC's view before the nomination conference could be "debated for very long" in the ANC.

"At the beginning, they [the PEC] can express an opinion or a view, and the branches may take that view or not take that view - that is acceptable in a democracy."

Makhura said the audit of the province's membership found that it had grown from 70 305 members in 2010, to 134 909 in September 2012.

  • arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-10-10 16:31

    Good Luck LOL!!

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-10-10 16:42

      Is this not expected as the norm amidst civilized, educated people?

      Poloyatonki1.lee - 2012-10-10 16:46

      ANC obsession continues, dont you people have things to do?

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-10 16:52

      @polo...Not when my future lies in their grubby hands...

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-10 16:56

      To think 20 years ago there was so much positivity for our beloved South Africa,As people of different races we were closer at this time thean any other time, if only the powers that be spent our money wisely, this country would have been another Monaco...

      boltonbarry - 2012-10-10 19:19

      Sorry cANCer. You don't always get what you which for. And you will certainly not control your members. You cant even control the thousands striking how are you going to control the few at your conference

      aarchaic - 2012-10-10 20:26

      Typical... People IS GETTING HURT, SHOT, AND BURNED today accross the country!!! and ALL these idiots care about its not hurting each other at a conference! COME AND STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE YOU PROMISED TO SERVE AND PROTECT!!! RATHER THAN STEALING ALL THEIR HARD EARNED CASH!

  • christopher.shining - 2012-10-10 16:35

    Just goes to show what a bunch of bigots they are. And they "running" this country...

      boltonbarry - 2012-10-10 19:20

      More like ruining

  • - 2012-10-10 16:35

    "...The ANC in Gauteng wanted no physical violence between members during its provincial nomination conference, secretary David Makhura said..." Is the ANC not an absolutely pathetic bunch of thugs, having this to be said in front of the conference...

  • petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-10-10 16:37

    Chickens!! Come on, are you guys really too scared to use your fists?

  • delelani - 2012-10-10 16:39

    I can bet my last cents that they'll be physical confrontations!!!

      Poloyatonki1.lee - 2012-10-10 16:50

      Its always best to show your true feelings.

  • Willie - 2012-10-10 16:40

    Ag just fight who cares, what's new anyway

  • JohnDough - 2012-10-10 16:50

    ROFL....that is like asking for the winning Lotto numbers before a draw, it ain't going to happen.

  • eugene.muller.7 - 2012-10-10 16:56

    Ha ha...tie their hands behind their backs and they will spit at each other...

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-10 17:14

    too late too late - she cried ! what a load of BS

  • jody.beggs - 2012-10-10 17:31

    Show the mentality of the country when your asked not to f$%^ up your fellow political members. No hope for the human race... WTF ?!?!

      grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-10-10 18:14

      My first thought was "Only in Africa..."

  • maruis.kleynhans - 2012-10-10 19:10

    ding ding ding ding

  • alaina.nel.12 - 2012-10-10 19:16

    Just keep an eye on the ANC criminals and it will go well.

  • leslie.wynne.3 - 2012-10-10 19:21

    Shame... no violence for this speciffic occassion Dammit why ?No violence for all occasions?

  • brionyl.french - 2012-10-11 07:09

    bwahahahahahahaha they cant even behave when coming together.... That shows you!!!

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