Mashatile: ANC delegates must read from one script
Gauteng ANC chair Paul Mashatile says they’re aiming for unity ahead of the elective conference in December.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) chair Paul Mashatile says the party's leadership in various provinces is trying to reach consensus to avoid a slate contest at the party's elective conference in December this year.
Mashatile attended a strategy meeting in Mpumalanga on Sunday, calling for unity, together with Free State leader Ace Magashule, North West leader Supra Mahumapelo and KwaZulu-Natal deputy leader Willies Mchunu.
In a number of provinces the party has already endorsed different leaders with KwaZulu-Natal supporting former African Union chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the Eastern Cape throwing its weight behind Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Mashatile says they’re aiming for unity ahead of the elective conference.
“Normally people say that there are many ways, but we’re saying that delegates should be reading from one script by the time we get to the elective conference. We believe this will unify the ANC.”
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)