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Lungisa ordered to step down as ANC leader in Nelson Mandela Bay

According to the party’s constitution, Andile Lungisa was not eligible to stand in that elective conference because he is also a PEC member.

FILE: Andile Lungisa. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN – Newly elected African National Congress (ANC) Nelson Mandela Bay chairperson Andile Lungisa has been ordered to step down.

The ANC councillor is part of a 25-man regional executive committee elected last week.

However, according to the party’s constitution, Lungisa was not eligible to stand in that elective conference because he is also a PEC member.

Prior to the conference, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe had issued a directive that Lungisa not stand but he defied the instruction.

ANC Eastern Cape Secretary Oscar Mabuyane says Lungisa was informed of the latest decision.

“We’re dealing with the matter within our internal organisational arrangement. This morning, I had a discussion with the regional secretary there and they’re working on that matter and we think this matter will be easily sorted out.”

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