WC ANC to decide stance on Zuma next month

The party’s structures have yet to decide whether they’ll back president Zuma following the Nkandla ruling.

FILE: ANC caps sold on the sidelines of the Mangaung Conference. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape will decide next month whether or not it stands behind President Jacob Zuma following the Constitutional Court's ruling on the Nkandla debacle.

The party's structures in the province have yet to take a stance on the matter.

ANC branches in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Mpumalanga have backed the president, despite last month's ruling that found he failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution.

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In the coming days, the ANC in the Western Cape will invite regional structures to express their views on the matter.

The party's provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs says the provincial executive congress (PEC) wants to ensure all members are involved.

"We are getting databases for who needs to be invited to these meetings and we've started preparations for it. I think within the next two or three weeks we'll start scheduling it for all of our regions."

Jacobs says the PEC has adopted the extended national working committee's road map, which allows branches to have their say in the matter.

He adds civil society organisations and religious leaders will also be invited to discuss their concerns with the ANC.

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