The African National Congress’ national executive committee meeting will focus on the election outcomes which saw the party support decline‚ the party’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.
“We will look at all those statistic and what are implications of those results‚” said Gwede Mantashe‚ speaking ahead of the meeting which is being held in Irene outside Pretoria.
“We will check‚ are we in decline and is it a trend that will continue forever‚ and what should we do to arrest that trend and turn it around.”
Mantashe said the ANC was in coalition talks with several different parties.
“Coalitions are consequences of election results. In 27 municipalities‚ including four metros‚ there is no outright winner and that is where we looking at coalitions.
“We are not discussing EFF‚ we are discussing coalitions‚” he said.