ANC NEC to focus on poll performance, not Zuma's leadership

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says NEC members will analyse its election performance.

African National Congress (ANC) members at the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Irene, Tshwane. Picture: ‏@MYANC.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC's National Executive Committee (NEC) says it will start breaking up into commissions today to analyse various aspects of its performance in this year's elections.

The committee is holding a four-day meeting in Centurion to deliberate over its loss of support in many parts of the country.

It says the only thing on the agenda this weekend is last week's elections not president Jacob Zuma's role as the party's leader.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says NEC members will be broken up into teams to assess different aspects of the its elections performance.

"Say commission one deal with these messages, what do you recommend? Commission two do these set of messages. That is what we are going to do here."

One of the points expected to be discussed is the formula used to calculate proportional representation which the ANC says tries too hard to give smaller parties a voice.

The party says it finds it strange how it won a majority of the wards in municipalities like Nelson Mandela Bay yet still failed to secure a majority seat allocation due to the system.