ANC PEC to plot a way forward in Western Cape

The ANC’s Western Cape provincial executive committee will meet to analyse the election results.

FILE: ANC Western Cape provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs (left) on the campaign trail. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape will meet today to consider the party's trouncing in the local government elections.

The party saw a decline of more than seven percent in support while the Democratic Alliance not only increased its majority but also made inroads into traditional ANC strongholds.

The ANC's Western Cape provincial executive committee will be analysing the elections outcome and plotting the way forward in a meeting that starts this afternoon and is expected to go on for an hour.

The organisation has been beset by in-fighting and conflict over the role of suspended provincial chairperson Marius Fransman, who's being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct.

Provincial chairperson Faiez Jacobs told Eyewitness News last week issues around Fransman had cost the party.

"Significant damage was inflicted on the ANC's campaign in the Western Cape by undisciplined individuals who clearly do not understand what is in the best interests of the organisation."

Today's meeting will also focus on the possibility of building coalitions in a number of hung councils in the province.

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