Conference delay due to disputes

The much-anticipated ANC Eastern Cape elective conference, set to take place next week, has been postponed to September 27.

The postponement follows meetings held between provincial and national bosses who considered a report on the state of readiness for the conference.

Provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane said the report indicated the number of branch general meetings (BGM) that had convened so far, as well as the appeals received so far on those meetings.

It revealed that there were dozens of disputes that still had to be resolved over branch meetings that had ready been held, and that several branches still had to convene their meetings before the conference in East London.

“Noting the number of outstanding branch appeals, the delay in the BGM verification audit, and the availability of the conference venue, the provincial working committee had decided to postpone the provincial conference, he said.

The new date is mooted for September 27 to 30.

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