ANC to discuss ‘unstable’ Limpopo

ANC's NEC will meet to discuss the party's situation in Limpopo province.

Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale. Picture: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC's National Executive Committee (NEC) is expected to chart its policy priorities in Limpopo province when it meets on Wednesday.

It will also hold a policy lekgotla for the rest of the week.

Earlier this week, the NEC met with members in Limpopo and said there was an urgent need to stabilise its provincial machinery there.

The recommendation is likely to be discussed at Wednesday's meeting.

The new 80-member NEC appears to be strongly supportive of President Jacob Zuma, making it tough for Limpopo ANC leader Cassel Mathale.

He was one of the people who spearheaded Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's failed attempt to unseat Zuma at Mangaung.

'ANC LIMPOPO CAUSED DIVISION'

Before Mangaung, Limpopo branch members complained to the ANC's National Working Committee that leaders were overlooking the party's rules and causing division within party ranks.

The national government took over the administration of five departments in Limpopo in December 2011, as officials failed to manage their allocated budgets.

The move by the ANC has been described by some as a witch hunt to dethrone those who were against Zuma's leadership in Mangaung.