ANC in EC will stick to its decision to disband regions

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has announced that it won’t reverse its decision to disband three of its regions, based on a letter purported to be from secretary-general’s office.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe had not yet commented on whether the letter signed by SG Ace Magashule was fake or not.
In it Magashule says the dissolution of regional structures at this time detracts from the unity project that the organisation has set for itself and could lead to more decisions.
“Provinces are directed to desist from dissolving regional structures and to re-install those regional structures that have been dissolved in recent weeks,” states the letter.
Such a directive, if true, would adversely affect ANC operations in most regions in the Eastern Cape as the Oscar Mabuyane-led PEC recently announced the dissolution of the OR Tambo, Nelson Mandela and Joe Gqabi regions.
ANC members in the Dr WB Rubusana region in Buffalo City Metro are also awaiting outcomes of the Jessie Duarte report which initially recomended the disbandment of the newly elected REC led by Pumlani Mkolo.
ANC provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayitobi told DispatchLive that “we know nothing about a letter from SG’s office”.
“The only letter we have is from SG’s office, which clearly outlined that August 31 was the last day for regional conferences, and thereafter all regions which were unable to elect leaders would have task teams. We have done exactly that,” said Ngcukayitobi.
The party will hold its ordinary national executive committee meeting.
“We will be meeting the SG this weekend when we have a NEC meeting. I assume if there are any issues about the PEC decision to dissolve any of the REC, it will be discussed by everyone in that platform, and not through letters we know nothing about,” said Ngcukayitobi.
Pule had not responded to messages and calls by the time of writing.This is a developing story...

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