Over 40 ANC branches reject Magashule's statement on KZN elective conference
Disgruntled branches say there is no unity in the region or the province, citing factionalism, gatekeeping and membership fraud.
Magashule and the party's national working committee (NWC) were in the province a few weeks ago to assess the state of branches and readiness to have an election.
The highest decision-making body, the national executive committee (NEC), is yet to give the go ahead.
But the disgruntled branches say there is no unity in the region or the province, citing factionalism, gatekeeping and membership fraud.
Sifiso Dlamini who is from the Umlazi sub-region says as disgruntled eThekwini branches, they wrote to the interim provincial committee about their grievances but nothing has been done.
“Our case was in relation to gatekeeping, the expulsion of comrades without due processes and BGS that have been conducted without involving us.”
#ANCKZN 42 branches of the ANC in eThekwini Region that have been denied membership will be addressing the media on the plan of action.The branches will further reflect on the recent visit by the President. ZN pic.twitter.com/uXxqOkp7NE— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 4, 2018
Dlamini says the NWC was in the province but it only met with one faction.
“There are two factions here. If you say you’re going to eThekwini to meet one side, then you’re creating another problem.”
#ANCKZN [WATCH] Sifiso Dlamini says there are two factions in KZN but when the NWC came to the province , it only consulted with one.Dlamini says no solutions were proposed. He questions how KZN is ready to have an elective conference with the current problems. ZN pic.twitter.com/aNCmQW44GS— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 4, 2018
Those who attended on Friday are either ordinary members or form parts of branch executive committees.
They’re calling for the regional and provincial conferences to be postponed until after the 2019 elections while effective solutions are found.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)