Two weeks ago the ANC’s Dullah Omar (Cape Town) regional executive was controversially disbanded.
Some ANC regional leaders then wrote a letter to the party’s national executive, calling for the decision to be reversed and that the provincial executive be dissolved instead.
Now they will finally be able to engage with the ANC leaders.
President Jacob Zuma is expected to meet with branches in the Boland next Saturday. The following day he, along with his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, secretary general Gwede Mantashe, his deputy Jesse Duarte, ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete and treasurer general Zweli Mkhize will meet with the provincial executive headed Khaya Magaxa and Faiez Jacobs.
Yesterday, ANC Ward 96 branch chairperson Danile Khatshwa said the disbandment of the Dullah Omar regional leadership had not been “well communicated” to branches.
“The branches which were at the ANC national policy conference, sat together and tried to come up with a solution. Branches of the ANC have been kept in the dark,” said Khatshwa.
Less than 25 ANC activists turned up at the Community Women Action conference centre in Eerste River where a press conference was supposed to take place yesterday.
Jacobs would not respond to the grievances raised by the opposing branches, but said that his office was busy with a “pre-audit” of the ANC’s members in the Western Cape.
“Part of our challenge with [the] Dullah Omar [region] is that they don’t want the membership list to be made public,” said Jacobs.