Top brass to sort out PE problems

2011-12-22 16:18

Johannesburg - In a bid to quell tensions among its members in Nelson Mandela Bay, a senior contingent of ANC officials arrived in the Eastern Cape metropolitan on Thursday.

"The ANC is deeply concerned and extremely worried with the continued bickering that is taking place here," the party said in a statement.

"The issue of party and state relations, allegation of interference and claims of defiance of organisation instructions is really the bone of contention. We are determine to solve this problem."

The objective of the two-day meeting was to build political trust and highlight accountability, clean governance and administration.

There would also be a focus on fighting fraud and corruption with an emphasis on discipline.

Disciplinary committee

"The ANC expects nothing more or nothing less that building reputable leadership and high standards of integrity. Infighting and intolerance is compromising governance and collapse the umbilical cord that connects council and its people."

The five-member team includes disciplinary committee chair Derek Hanekom, Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti and Eastern Cape representatives.

After meeting all relevant structures, the party said recommendations would be concluded within two weeks and be presented to the elective conference next year.

Earlier this month it was reported that President Jacob Zuma told a gathering at Fort Hare University that infighting between rival factions within the ANC needed to come to an end.

"When the ancestors turn their back on you, you die a political death. That is why, no matter how you feel, don’t fight the ANC," Zuma said according to the Dispatch Online.

In November, the ANC Youth League's regional executive committee was disbanded over allegations of bogus branches and illegal meetings.

  • Shoe - 2011-12-22 16:29

    When something deteriorates or rots it goes ANC. Ooops gotta refrigirate the meat before it goes ANC on me.

      jowza1 - 2011-12-22 16:31

      Looking at your pic,pity you did not refrigirate it in time

      Shoe - 2011-12-22 16:39

      Yip Jowza, the dude did not refrigirate and went all ANC with sunburn:).

      John - 2011-12-22 16:50

      ANC are guilty of ignorance, incompetence, negligence, abortion, murder, and Genocide. Look at nationalization: The single most important factor about " nationalization " is: It has not succeeded in '100' countries over '100' years. The countries which have tried it have FAILED, and are moving AWAY from " nationalization ". Russia, China, India, Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, etc, etc. ALL FAILED. Not only did the TOTAL CONTROL OF THE ECONOMY fail, but also the TOTAL CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE fail. Malema, Cosatu, ANC do not have any ace, or advantage of any kind that makes it possible for nationalization to succeed in South Africa. There are comparable samples of same populations trying TOTAL CONTROL and FREEDOM ECONOMICS: Germany, freedom success, East Germany, nationalization failure. South Korea, freedom success, North Korea, nationalization failure. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, freedom success, China, nationalization failure. Western Europe, freedom success, Eastern Europe, nationalization failure. Malema, Cosatu, ANC are guilty of ignorance, incompetence, negligence, abortion, murder, and Genocide.

      jowza1 - 2011-12-22 16:54

      dont blame the sun

  • Comrade - 2011-12-22 16:30

    YOU MUST BE JOKING..."Top Brass" is code for "bunch of Idiots" ...."The ANC is deeply concerned and extremely worried" is code for "lets party in PE this weekend ..woop woop!!

  • Kala - 2011-12-22 16:30

    I can't wait for next year. The ANC is going to be one big punch up. The ANC has so many internal problems that they now have no time to sort out the problems of the country.

      Jeffrey - 2011-12-22 17:19

      They aren't even interested in sorting out the problems of the country, let alone finding the time to do so.

      Van - 2011-12-23 02:33

      You should wait for the infighting once the $$$ runs out. Time is ticking.

  • Paulo - 2011-12-22 16:36

    another indaba brought to you by the SA tax payer. After all the Johnny walkers and expensive hotels Nelson bay will still be in a shambles. Vote ANC vivia

  • Deeteem - 2011-12-22 16:36

    It is going to take more than the "five-member team" to sort this out !!! What is needed here is the D A !!!

      George - 2011-12-22 17:48

      Five idiots sent to fix what 500 bigger idiots stuffed up. Best call Bugs Bunny

      StirMonger - 2011-12-22 18:51

      It's the emergency JW Blue team- they can divide by zero but don't hold your breath

  • 120over80 - 2011-12-22 16:36

    Blind leading the Blind ...... when will the ANC concede that it is a party run by Idiots .... and being followed by Idiots

  • Larry - 2011-12-22 16:51

    The Blithering idiots will probably worsen the situation, as they have done with everything else they have touched.

  • Geoff - 2011-12-22 20:44

    The Circus rolls on.

  • Mantsho - 2011-12-22 21:20

    Next election,DA is going to win this place,and then the fight will stop.

  • Anthony - 2011-12-22 21:38


  • Kevin - 2011-12-23 04:27

    the anc are really an embarassing lot and there voters have a responsibility to the country to get rid of them

  • Gwen - 2011-12-23 08:12

    Hush... Everytime I hear those words in private talks, people Hush immediately. Did you hear them too? Rumors say that just the rich people know all about it. Just do a G00GLE search for "BlueGoldHunt" all one word and click the first site that comes up.

  • Paul - 2011-12-23 08:20

    Hmmm ANC top brass, more like mouldy old cheese.....

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