ANC strengthens its national disciplinary committee

The party’s national executive committee briefed the media on Monday following its meeting over the weekend.

FILE: Treasurer general Paul Mashatile said the NEC had agreed to proposals by the NWC so that issues could be dealt with more decisively and expeditiously and in a manner that was impartial and fair. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) has given an undertaking to strengthen its national disciplinary committee.

The party’s national executive committee (NEC) briefed the media on Monday following its meeting over the weekend.

There, the party deliberated on the reports from the national working committee (NWC) on a range of organisational matters, as well as national and international developments.

Treasurer general Paul Mashatile said the NEC had agreed to proposals by the NWC so that issues could be dealt with more decisively and expeditiously and in a manner that was impartial and fair.

Mashatile said the disciplinary committee would consist of Ralph Mgijima as chairperson, and Thandi Orleyn, Enver Surty and Kerenza Millard.

“The national disciplinary committee of appeal will consist of comrades Johnny De Lange as chair, Lindiwe Hendricks, Chris Govender, Max Boqwana, Geraldine Fraiser-Moleketi, Firoz Cachalia, Sylvia Lucas and Phumulo Masualle.” said Mashatile.

ANC NEC ADOPTS ELECTORAL COMMITTEE REPORT

The ANC NEC has adopted a report and recommendations of the party’s electoral committee on disputes arising from the 2021 candidate selection process.

The party’s electoral committee is chaired by Kgalema Montlanthe.

The NEC said the committee and the various provincial list committees processed over 770 disputes and appeals and made determinations on each of the cases.

Mashatile said: “The ANC urged the developing working committee to develop a plan to ensure the urgent implementation of the electoral committee recommendations.”

He said this committee would also embark on an internal process to review the entire candidate selection process with a view to recommend measures to improve the process and strengthen internal democracy within the party.

Meanwhile, the NEC has also finalised the appointment of members of the ANC renewal commission.

It will be responsible for making recommendations to the 55th National Conference on a Vision 2032 describing the desired state of the ANC as it approaches its 120th year of existence.

He said the commission would talk to all ANC structures on the priorities and tasks of the movement and also encourage broader social formations.