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Mbalula calls for urgent review of ANC’s electoral processes

ANC NEC member Fikile Mbalula says the party needs to review its electoral processes as a matter of urgency.

New Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula attended the swearing-in ceremony of President Jacob Zuma's new Cabinet in Pretoria on 31 March 2017. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee member Fikile Mbalula says the party needs to review its electoral processes as a matter of urgency in order to allow for transparency.

Mbalula says there must be a distinction between the integrity committee and the electoral commission that is being recommended.

He made the comments during an ANC briefing on its organisational renewal discussion policy on radical economic transformation.

He says the ANC must conduct a massive skills audit at all levels among its employees and cadres to assess their competencies.

Mbalula says the NEC must also be reduced to a sizeable number, balanced by youth and women.

“The document recommends that the NEC be reduced to a sizeable NEC, comprising of tripartite tested cadres and balanced by youth and women. These cadres will be selected based on their political and ideological development.”

He says the ANC must have the veterans’ league which continues to guide the party’s leadership.

“The ANC should position the veterans’ league as a council of elders, whose main political function will be to provide advice to the structures and leadership of the ANC.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)