ANC hoping to resolve infighting before 2016 elections

JULY 14, 2015

The African National Congress’ (ANC) National Working Committee (NWC), led by President Jacob Zuma, met with disgruntled party members from the Buffalo City region for a second day on Monday.

There have been tensions among factions in some of the regions in the Eastern Cape, including Buffalo City and O.R. Tambo - threatening the ANC's prospects in the 2016 Local Government Elections.

In some regions, where elective congresses are due, members have been complaining about elective branch meetings being rigged, the flaunting of membership and the side lining of certain party members by the Provincial Executive Committee.

ANC Spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa, told the SABC that the visit forms part of the preparations for next year's local government elections. He said that the NWC will spend the remaining few days resolving all the problems that arise.

The Buffalo City Metro region is concerned about its regional secretary, Phumlani Mkolo. He was implicated in the alleged fraud in connection with Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

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