ANC NEC locked in special meeting

The political programme is meant to get underway, but the special gathering with the structure will impact whether proceedings get underway on time.

FILE: Members of the ANC's NEC. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC)'s national executive committee (NEC) remains locked in a special meeting on Saturday morning.

The political programme is meant to get underway, but the special gathering with the structure will impact whether proceedings get underway on time.

The programme for the first day of the crucial national conference is likely to be impacted by decisions taken at the special NEC meeting.

It's unclear exactly what items are on the agenda, but it's expected the 86-member structure will discuss the implications of Friday’s court rulings on this elective conference and how it’s likely to affect proceedings.

The NEC meeting also comes after the registration of delegates at the University of Johannesburg on Friday, which was marred by tensions and allegations of rigging.

It's been a bumpy road to Nasrec, with the governing party having to deal with squabbles at branch level, court challenges and public spats.

The latest legal setbacks in three provinces have also raised concerns about whether the ANC can rebuild itself amid the ongoing squabbles.

It’s unclear at this stage how long the NEC is going to be meeting.

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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)