ANC eThekwini elective conference postponed due to Covid-19

accreditation
Mluleki Ndobe, ANC's eThekwini interim regional coordinator
Mluleki Ndobe, ANC's eThekwini interim regional coordinator
Nokuthula Ntuli

The ANC’s eThekwini region in KwaZulu-Natal announced on Thursday that the branch general meetings to elect delegates for the pending elective conference will possibly only resume in June.

The region said this was in line with the instruction from the headquarters Luthuli House that all party events should be suspended for at least three months while the country battles to contain the spread the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Mluleki Ndobe, interim regional coordinator, in a letter told the party’s branch secretaries and leagues that it was impossible to proceed with branch general meetings after government banned gatherings of more than 100 people just over a week ago.

Ndobe said a subsequent extended special national working committee (NWC) meeting confirmed the decision. He said the NWC “took a decision that all gatherings must be scaled down and limited to no more than 100 participants”.

“Given the numbers of the total membership in branches, it will be difficult to comply with the limit of 100 persons in bi-annual branch general meetings and branch general meetings as the required quorum will be more than 100 in most branches,” he said.

Ndobe said the NWC resolved that all conferences would be postponed for three months, subject to the review of the status of the Covid-19.

“The government has declared the Covid-19 outbreak a national disaster. This requires everybody to comply with the measures taken to curb increased infections of Covid-19,” Ndobe said.

He urged party members to stay at home and comply with the regulations of the national lockdown which came into effect at midnight on Thursday. It will stay in place until April 16.


We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24

E-Editions

Read the digital editions of City Press here.
Read now
Voting Booth
Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s comments on the Constitution and the judiciary has been termed an “extraordinary attack” that is “dangerous and regressive”. What are your thoughts?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
She’s within her rights
11% - 56 votes
It’s all politics
26% - 136 votes
It was irresponsible
63% - 332 votes
Vote