ANC NEC to meet over state of party

The ruling party is set discuss the current state of the movement, among other things.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The national executive committee of the African National Congress (ANC) is expected to meet in Pretoria this weekend to discuss the current state of the movement, among other things.

On Friday, ANC veterans met with the party's working committee for the second time in one week.

The stalwarts had requested a meeting with President Jacob Zuma on the direction the ruling party is taking, especially under his leadership.

The veterans - including Rivonia trialist Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni and Denis Goldberg - are concerned.

The ANC says it again held a meeting with party stalwarts to build unity in the ruling party.

While the Congress of South African Trade Unions has thrown its weight behind Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma, the party says the debate on succession has not officially been opened.

The ANC says it views the issues raised by the veterans very seriously, especially on the health and strength of the movement.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)