ANC NEC results expected on Wednesday

The NEC members may not be named today as the voting process is very long and so is counting.

ANC members celebrate as the party’s new top six is announced at the 54th national conference on 18 December 2017. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - While voting for the African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee (NEC) members is expected to start on Tuesday at this stage, results are only expected on Wednesday.

Delegates are yet to arrive at Nasrec to start the voting process for 80 NEC members.

The NEC members may not be named today as the voting process is very long and so is counting.

The ANC is expected to start its policy discussions today and it has announced that there will be rolling briefings on policy adoptions.

The party says there may also be other activities which might involve the new leadership, which are still to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, the ANC Youth League has welcomed the election of its mother body's top six leadership.

The league's secretary-general Njabulo Nzuza says that the party's branches have succeeded in preventing one slate from clinching all of the top posts.

He was reacting to the results of the ANC's leadership election in which Cyril Ramaphosa was chosen to lead the party.

The ANC's top six positions have been filled by party members from both the Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma camps.

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Nzuza says the party's branches have shown they want unity.

“It’s as a result of branches telling the ANC how they think leadership should be elected.”

Ramaphosa's election as president of the ANC creates two centres of power, as Jacob Zuma remains head of state.

Unsurprisingly, Nzuza doesn't believe that Zuma should step down as the country's leader.

“If you look at his track record on youth matters, he has actually done very well. As the ANCYL we’re happy with President Zuma.”

Zuma continues to have influential allies in the youth league.