ANC NEC Lekgotla set to discuss South Africa's most pressing issues

ANC NEC Lekgotla set to discuss South Africa's most pressing issues

- The ANC's National Executive Committee lekgotla is taking place this Sunday

- The ruling party has come up with programmes to tackle pressing issues in the country

- Secretary-general Ace Magashul says the economy, SOEs, land and service delivery

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ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has shed some light on what will be discussed at the party's NEC lekgotla.

The ruling party's national executive committee will be convening over the economy, state-owned enterprises, land reform and service delivery.

The Citizen reports that Magashule placed the focus on everything President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined in his January 8 statement in the Northern Cape.

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The secretary-general says 'building a capable state' was one of the many focuses of Ramaphosa's address.

Magashule assured the media that the conference had been 'the best', with no 'turf battles' taking place, despite reports of Minister Gwede Mantashe calling for the Department of Public Enterprises to be scrapped. reported that the Energy Minister had called for Eskom to be shifted into his own department instead.

Local government was also going to be scrutinised with Magashule saying that the party had witnessed first-hand problems with service delivery such as a lack of refuse removal and burst pipes:

“We are also going to focus on the issue of local government. And we are saying we are not going to allow these things and we are saying there are going to be consequences."

With Ramaphosa expected to give his State of the Nation Address next month, the party has plenty of challenges to find solutions for.

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