ANC exec re-elected into positions at regional conference in Limpopo

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John Makoro Mpe has been re-elected as ANC Peter Mokaba region  chair.
John Makoro Mpe has been re-elected as ANC Peter Mokaba region chair.
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  • The ANC Peter Mokaba region held a largely uncontested leadership election on Wednesday.
  • The region is among three that held conferences in the past week in Limpopo.
  • The ANC national executive committee has given its regions and provincial structures a March 2022 deadline to hold conferences.

The ANC's Peter Mokaba regional elective conference went by largely uncontested, with regional chairperson John Makoro Mpe remaining as chairperson of the influential region. 

Following delays, the region held its conference on Wednesday - it was scheduled to be held in July.  

Mpe currently serves as the mayor of Polokwane. 

At the conference on Wednesday, Mpe told delegates that branches in the region should not remain idle in between conferences. 

The other leadership positions were retained by deputy regional chairperson Pheedi Maseka, regional secretary Eugene Masete, deputy regional secretary Masilo Paya, and treasurer Kekana Nakedi Sibanda. 

The conclusion of the Peter Mokaba regional conference follows others held in the province. The Vhembe and Sekhukhune regions concluded conferences last week. 

Those two conferences were contested and saw the election of a mixed bag of leaders.

In the Sekhukhune region, Julia Mathebe was elected as regional chairperson, despite her involvement in the VBS investment scandal in the Elias Motsoaledi Municipality.

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Last week, the ANC national executive committee noted delays in hosting general branch meetings, regional conferences, and provincial conferences. 

  • The NEC has given its regions a March 2022 deadline to hold conferences. 
  • The party has packed a political year, with a policy conference and an elective conference expected in 2022. 
  • Other regions across several provinces will be expected to hold conferences in the coming weeks.


In KwaZulu-Natal, several regions have yet to hold conferences. The outstanding regional conferences are the Lower South Coast, Inkosi Bhambatha, Harry Gwala, Mzala Nxumalo and Musa Dladla regions, and eThekwini. 

These will have to take place between January and March. 

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