If NEC doubts practice related to Lungisa's election, we're in trouble- Mantashe
African National Congress (ANC) secretary general, Gwede Mantashe, reiterates that practices of the ANC do not allow members to stand for election to a structure lower than they serve.
Mantashe says the policy was passed during the 2012 ANC national conference in Mangaung.
There has been controversy around the newly elected Nelson Mandela Bay chairperson, Andile Lungisa.
Lungisa was elected as the chairperson when he was serving in the ANC provincial executive committee (PEC).
President Jacob Zuma congratulated Lungisa for his appointment, but the party asked him to step down.
Mantashe says the party has now started deploying national leaders of the ANC to engage with branch members about its policies.
He also says that the national executive committee (NEC) will meet to reaffirm this practice of the ANC.
We are attending the NEC for reaffirmation. If there is any doubt in the NEC, I will know that the NEC is in trouble of factionalism.Gwede Mantashe, ANC secretary general
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