Gordhan, Jonas and Sisulu attend ANC vets consultative conference

Stalwarts of the African National Congress (ANC) held a consultative conference on Friday at the Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein in Johannesburg, aimed at finding ways for the party to 'self-correct'.

The veterans and stalwarts group indicated last week that the conference would be attended by the party's branches and some of its leaders.

Earlier this week, ANC deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte revealed that the party has not sanctioned the conference and it would be inappropriate for the stalwarts and veterans to use the organisation's logos and colours for the gathering.

The conference was attended by ANC Members of Parliament, Mcebisi Jonas, Pravin Gordhan, Human Settlements minister, Lindiwe Sisulu as well as former president, Thabo Mbeki, reports Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter.

People like Pravin Gordhan, Derek Hanekom and Lindiwe Sisulu are endorsing it and said they fail to understand how the ANC would not sanction such a critical conference that is meant to discuss how the party is meant to be fixed.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

What was interesting today though, is that there was an address by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, chairperson, Professor Njabulo Ndebele who was frank on the state of the party.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

According to Manyathela, Ndebele also criticised President Jacob Zuma and accused him of abjugating his duties to a certain family.

On Saturday, there will be messages of support from the South African Communist Party (SACP), Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the ANC says Manyathela.

Also read: ANC stalwarts to host independent consultative conference

What will be interesting tomorrow, is to see if anyone will get on that podium and declare their support to stalwarts and veterans on behalf of the ANC. Whoever does that will be defying the party.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

Take a listen for the full report on the consultative conference in the clip below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
ANC stalwarts to host independent consultative conference

ANC stalwarts to host independent consultative conference

Karima Browns says the ANC has responded to the stalwarts' gathering stating it is not a sanctioned party event.

Zuma using his prerogative to show he's in charge: Karima Brown

Zuma using his prerogative to show he's in charge: Karima Brown

The President has denied his Cabinet reshuffles defy logic asserting his prerogative to make changes.

‘State capture is pervasive'

‘State capture is pervasive'

ANC Member of Parliament Pravin Gordhan was speaking about the ANC's upcoming elective conference at the Gordon Institute for Business Science in Johannesburg on Thursday night.

Minister Brown's move amounted to an attack on Parliament - Karima Brown

Minister Brown's move amounted to an attack on Parliament - Karima Brown

The ANC's chief whip rallied behind Ntuthuzelo Vanara in the face of complaints from the Public Enterprises Ministry.

THE GATHERING: 3 doctors, some journalists and a judge walk into a hall...

THE GATHERING: 3 doctors, some journalists and a judge walk into a hall...

All you need to know about The Gathering 2018, taking place next week in Sandton.

'Mantashe gave incorrect figures for ANC KwaZulu-Natal BGMs'

'Mantashe gave incorrect figures for ANC KwaZulu-Natal BGMs'

ANC KZN says ANC sec gen's wrong figures not deliberate but due to lack of communication between provincial and national office.

Seven-member-team appointed to investigate E Cape's "festival of chairs"

Seven-member-team appointed to investigate E Cape's "festival of chairs"

Gwede Mantashe reports back on ANC NEC meeting held on the weekend and says reports of his axing is fake news by factions.

'ANC's internal electoral system must change to end gatekeeping and vote-buying'

'ANC's internal electoral system must change to end gatekeeping and vote-buying'

Political researcher Vukani Mde and analyst Lukhona Mguni outline flaws in ANC's electoral conference and how it ought to work.

Opinion: The political symphony playing out in SA is reaching a crescendo

Opinion: The political symphony playing out in SA is reaching a crescendo

Stephen Grootes gives his take on some of the political news that made headlines on Monday.

Move against the disbandment of EC PEC may have been influenced by Mabuza

Move against the disbandment of EC PEC may have been influenced by Mabuza

According to the Business Day, Mpumalanga chair David Mabuza stepped in to stop the disbanding of the EC leadership.

Popular articles
'Sars eFiling is stable, at the moment'

'Sars eFiling is stable, at the moment'

Testimonies at the Sars Inquiry has many South African taxpayers panicked. Bruce Whitfield interviews Sars' Mark Kingon.

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

James Grant says he thinks that it may be time to re-look how the law works in terms of dealing with rape victims.

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, seems to be finding excuses as to why its leaders are in trouble.

Support for #CherlyZondi as she wraps up her testimony against Tim Omotoso

Support for #CherlyZondi as she wraps up her testimony against Tim Omotoso

Wits Institute For Social Economic Research research associate Lisa Vetten looks at how witnesses cope on the witness stand.

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Discussions between Sanral, and the Ministers of Finance and Transport have apparently reached an advanced stage.