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ANC in WC to decide on preferred national leader in few weeks

ANC Western Cape Secretary Faiez Jacobs says it's likely to be a "massive logistical challenge" for all provincial office bearers.

FILE: Western Cape ANC provincial secretary general Faiez Jacobs (L) at a press briefing. Picture: Lindsay Dentlinger/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape will be holding a series of branch meetings over the next few weeks to decide who the province will be supporting at December's national elective conference.

ANC Western Cape Secretary Faiez Jacobs says it's likely to be a "massive logistical challenge" for all provincial office bearers.

A recent audit sanctioned by Luthuli House puts the number of branches in good standing in the Western Cape at 192.

Jacobs says once all the branches hold their annual general meetings, the province will have a good sense of who it'll back for the national leadership roles.

He says it’s too early to say whether the province will put its weight behind Cyril Ramaphosa.

Jacobs says branches have until the end of October to hold meetings.

The Provincial General Council will be held soon after.