ANC NEC discusses party progress

The ANC will continue with its lekgotla on Sunday before it will hold its list conference on Monday.

FILE: Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says Saturday’s meeting will also focus on progress made in terms of water and sanitation. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC)'s National Executive Committee (NEC) met on Saturday to evaluate progress the party has made on several issues in the past year, including the fight against crime and corruption

The meeting was held at the Saint George Hotel in Irene.

The ANC will continue with its Lekgotla on Sunday before it will hold its list conference on Monday.

The list conference will determine who must go to parliament and discuss the names of three people who need to be nominated in each province for the post of premier.

Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says Saturday's meeting will also focus on progress made in terms of water and sanitation.

"Water is part important because it is not only about water and sanitation, it is a catalystic sector in the sense that it facilitates growth in a number of other sectors. So that's what we're looking at.

"We're getting the report, we're going to have commissions today and half the day tomorrow, then come up with the report."

Meanwhile, the party also launched its election manifesto in the Northern Cape on Saturday.

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told hundreds of people at the Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley not to rest on their laurels during the upcoming elections as the party wants to achieve a majority.

Ramaphosa says it is going to take a "real push" to do this.