ANC Boland Region elects new leadership amid factional revolt

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
A supporter waves an ANC flag.
A supporter waves an ANC flag.
Netwerk24
  • The ANC in the Boland Region held its regional conference over the weekend.
  • It comes amid a factional revolt from disgruntled members who strongly opposed the conference going ahead.
  • An interim leadership structure has been in place in the Western Cape since 2019 after the provincial executive committee was disbanded.

The ANC in the Boland Region, Western Cape, elected new leadership over the weekend after it convened its regional conference amid a factional revolt from disgruntled members. 

The seventh regional conference went off without a hitch in Worcester at the weekend, with 172 voting delegates attending the conference.

Patrice Mangena was appointed as chairperson of the Boland Region while Sebenzila Kiva was elected his deputy.

The interim provincial committee (IPC) as well as the Independent Electoral Agency, who presided over the conference election, declared the event free and fair.

READ | 'Hamba, Gwede': Mantashe booed off stage at Cosatu congress

"Deliberations and contestation were tough but healthy for the future growth of the organisation on the ground building towards a decisive victor in 2024," said the party's newly elected regional executive committee (REC) in a statement. 

The REC said it understood its role in contributing to the provincial and national leadership debates, and the conference agreed to call a special regional general council to discuss who they would support as national leaders. 

"Conference also cautioned comrades not to engage in fake factional statements making the rounds stating that the ANC Boland Region supports any slate," it added. 

Disgruntled

Insiders said while the conference went ahead as planned, its legitimacy was challenged by a group of disgruntled ANC members who tried in vain to prevent the conference from proceeding.

An interim leadership structure has been in place in the Western Cape ANC since 2019 after the provincial executive committee was disbanded.

The ANC's provincial spokesperson, Sifiso Mtsweni, told News24 the regional conference proceeded well at the weekend. 

"Like any other conference, there would be attempts to challenge its legitimacy. Other attempts did not proceed as people cited as complainants distanced themselves from such court action," he said. 

Mtsweni added the leadership had not received any legal papers challenging the outcomes of the conference.

"Until it takes place, we will then respond to it accordingly. For now, we congratulate the newly elected leadership and the successful conclusion of the Boland conference, which is the second biggest region in the province. It is a further step towards a truly renewed ANC in the Western Cape," he said. 



We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can 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. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Who do you think should accept responsibility for the dire state of Eskom’s power system?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Eskom’s current management must take the fall
4% - 205 votes
Previous bosses from Zuma years are to blame
33% - 1863 votes
Mantashe and govt have been asleep at the wheel
31% - 1763 votes
There are many culprits; it’s a complex situation
33% - 1868 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
17.35
-1.0%
Rand - Pound
21.28
+0.1%
Rand - Euro
18.30
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.79
+0.1%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+0.1%
Gold
1,797.30
0.0%
Silver
23.48
0.0%
Palladium
1,956.00
0.0%
Platinum
1,028.50
0.0%
Brent Crude
76.10
-0.1%
Top 40
68,351
+0.1%
All Share
74,548
+0.1%
Resource 10
73,315
-0.7%
Industrial 25
92,605
+1.0%
Financial 15
15,401
-0.9%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE