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‘WC leadership issues will not affect ANC in local govt elections’

Mbete told ANC supporters that top ANC officials will head to Cape Town to address governance issues.

Baleka Mbete addresses a gathering of ANC supporters at the 104 birthday rally in Grabouw. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN
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Local Politics

CAPE TOWN – The African National Congress (ANC) National Chairperson Baleka Mbete says the party is confident that the leadership issues facing the Western Cape structures will not affect the party ahead of this year’s local government elections.

Mbete told supporters at the ANC’s birthday rally in Grabouw that top ANC officials will head to Cape Town in the coming week to address governance issues in the province.

Baleka Mbete cuts a celebratory cake in front of a gathering of ANC supporters at the 104 birthday rally in Grabouw. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

Baleka Mbete cuts a celebratory cake in front of a gathering of ANC supporters at the 104 birthday rally in Grabouw. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN 

The celebrations were held just days after Western Cape Chairperson Marius Fransman was instructed to step aside while the party’s integrity commission probes allegations that he sexually assaulted his personal assistant.

At the same time, Provincial Secretary Faiez Jacobs faces suspension over an assault charge.

Mbete says the latest allegations have not hampered the functions and programmes of branches.

“At a provincial executive committee level indeed the media has been reporting quite widely about some of the challenges and that’s why national leadership is coming down to get a direct sense of what are the issues.”

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(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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