ANC task teams to tackle North West, Western Cape

The African National Congress (ANC) national working committee (NWC) has set up teams to tackle problems in the North West and Western Cape after the executives in both provinces were disbanded, it said on Tuesday.

The party’s 15-member national committee met on Monday and discussed, among other things, the regeneration of ANC structures.

Last month, the ANC national executive committee, the party’s highest decision-making body, announced the disbanding of the two provincial executive committees.

Party secretary general Gwede Mantashe cited patronage and factionalism as two key challenges in the North West and the Western Cape. The decision to disband the provincial leadership bodies was based on a recommendation by the NWC.

Provincial task teams were set up to rebuild the ANC structures in the provinces and to work toward holding elective provincial conferences in the next nine months, the party said in a statement.

The NWC appointed Martin Sebakwane as convenor of the North West task team, which consists of 20 party members, including Sebakwane.

Membathisi Mdladlana will convene the Western Cape task team, with 24 others forming part of the team.—Sapa

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