- ANC secretary general Ace Magashule says the party and its leaders will do everything in its power to push for unity ahead of the 2019 election
- The ANC’s NEC met over the weekend to discuss how to deal with the current divisions and factions which plague the party
- Magashule revealed that ANC leaders would be visiting all corners of the country to deal with divisions at a provincial and even branch level
The African National Congress’ (ANC) national leaders are doing everything in their power to unite party members ahead of the 2019 general election, this is according to the ANC’s secretary general Ace Magashule.
The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) – the party’s highest decision-making body- met over the weekend to discuss various critical issues, including how best to deal with the current divisions and factions which plague the ruling party.
Magashule said the unity programme as set out during the ANC’s 54th National Elective Conference was still a priority and the party would do everything in its power to foster unity.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the ANC will be sending out its national leaders to all corners of the country to deal with divisions at a provincial and even branch levels.
The ANC will brief the media later on Tuesday on the outcome of the NEC meeting.
EWN.co.za reported that disgruntled members of the ANC in the Eastern Cape have applied for a court order to have the provincial leadership dissolved and to declare the provincial elective conference invalid.
The ANC fears if the motion succeeds, it could place the results of the National Elective Conference in doubt and cause a leadership crisis.
The party faces similar court action in KwaZulu-Natal and Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that the national leadership ordered the postponement of the Moses Mabhida regional conference.
Magashule also said the ANC is considering taking action against party members who institute unwarranted legal action against the party.
He said members who had not fully exhausted internal processes could face disciplinary action in the future. Magashule noted that if all internal processes had been fully exhausted ANC members were permitted to use the courts.
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