Big guns in Bay to ‘rescue’ ANC

President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to visit Port Elizabeth today to address internal ANC problems.
President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to visit Port Elizabeth today to address internal ANC problems.

High-powered delegation will name task team.

Today is D-day for the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay as President Jacob Zuma returns to install a new batch of leaders he hopes will finally put the brakes on the party’s unprecedented slide in the Eastern Cape’s biggest city.

A closely guarded secret among the ANC’s provincial and national leadership, several insiders said the list of names of the regional task team to be announced this weekend was the subject of much debate among party bosses.

This is because it is the ANC’s final shot at winning back public confidence ahead of an unpredictable municipal election next year. Today Zuma, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte and treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize are expected to first discuss the proposed list at City Hall around lunchtime.

Later in the day, their provincial counterparts led by chairman Phumulo Masualle will join the discussion and thereafter the rest of the provincial executive committee.

The new regional task team (RTT) will be announced to ANC branches tomorrow morning.

The highly anticipated team’s job will be to rebuild branches and recruit new members to the party.

One insider said a number of names proposed this week by the provincial leadership had been rejected by national bosses.

– Rochelle de Kock

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2 thoughts on “Big guns in Bay to ‘rescue’ ANC

  • January 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    After they have “rescued” the ANC in the bay how about re-floating the ‘Titanic” because they have as much chance of doing that as rescuing a dead horse A.N.C.! The eyes of the people have been opened and buying one billion tee shirts and handing out free food parcels won’t get you ANYWHERE! The people of Nelson Bay Metro are SICK of your incompetence and waste! STEP ASIDE and let someone competent run this city!!!!! You have had your time and chance and you blew it!

  • January 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Big guns? bring them on ANC that`s the only way you`ll win the bay is to use violence, the electorate is tired of your`e rhetoric and empty promises and you lose because you are full of of your own piss and importance!


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