Western Cape ANC asks NEC to hold internal election for new leaders

Western Cape ANC asks NEC to hold internal election for new leaders

- The ANC leadership in the Western Cape has requested that an internal election be held in the coming months

- This election would appoint new leaders in the province

- Cameron Dugmore is currently touted as the most likely pick for the top spot

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ANC leaders in the Western Cape have asked the National Executive Committee (NEC) to begin the process of electing new leaders.

This means the party could have all new leaders in the province before the end of the year.

The majority of the current leadership has been sworn in as MPs.

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Cameron Dugmore has assumed the position of opposition leader in the Western Cape legislature, suggesting that he may take over as ANC provincial leader as well.

Generally, the ANC's provincial leaders take up the positions as premiers in provinces where the ANC wins a majority. In a province like the Western Cape, where the DA governs, the provincial leader generally becomes ANC caucus leader, according to Eyewitness News. 

To this end, a spokesperson for the ANC said that internal elections would be held in the coming months regarding the party's Western Cape leadership.

The spokesperson said this would likely take place around September, Briefly.co.za has gathered. 

While at this point no candidates have stepped forward or been floated as picks for the new leadership, Dugmore appears to be the most likely choice.

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It remains to be seen what this will mean for the ANC and how it will effect its operations in the one province where it does not govern.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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