Local govt election results to top ANC's NEC meeting

Political analysts say this is a crucial meeting, as the poll results show time is running out for the ANC.

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

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) says its National Executive Committee (NEC) which starts meeting today will discuss the results of the local government elections, political and governance issues and start a process of broader engagement with society at large.

The meeting comes as Hlaudi Motsoeneng refuses to leave the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Dudu Myeni has been reappointed chairperson of South African Airways (SAA) and campuses around the country remain closed due to protests over higher education fees.

Political analysts say this is a crucial meeting, as the local election results show time is running out for the ANC.

University of South Africa's Professor Lesiba Teffo says: "The time bomb is ticking and they want a way out to deal with this crucial moment. There are so many issues at hand that need to be dealt with, but there are so many irons in the fire."

He says the main issue, is what is called the elephant in the room and if that is dealt with, then all of the other issues could be solved relatively easily.