ANC EC media statement following the special PEC meeting

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Province of the Eastern Cape held a Special Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) meeting on Monday, 18 September 2017. The Special PEC was convened to assess the state of readiness for the 8th Provincial Conference.

The Special PEC received the preliminary Branch General Meeting(BGM) verification report from the ANC National Audit team. The preliminary report confirmed that we have reached and surpassed the 70% of BGMs, which is the required threshold to convene the Provincial Conference.

The report on logistics also confirmed that the conference venue, accommodation, transport and other related logistics have been secured and are in place. The Special PEC meeting therefore agreed that in the main we are 90% ready to convene the Provincial Conference and therefore we can confidently confirm that the 8th ANC Provincial Conference will definitely sit on 28th of September – 01st October 2017.

The Special PEC also received an update on the O.R Tambo Regional Conference case that was heard recently in the Mthatha High Court. Based on the merits, we are convinced that the applicants have no case but this is just a desperate attempt by a group of disgruntled former leaders. We are fully confident that this case will not have any effect on the sitting of the Provincial Conference and that the application will be dismissed when its finally heard.

The PEC greatly welcomed the official opening of the revamped Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane by the Deputy President, Cde Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of Health Cde Aaron Motsoaledi. This coupled with the opening of Vuyoi Mbuli Empilisweni HIV/AIDS and Orphans Centre in Ndevana Location is a very important development for the Province and a practical expression of Health care as one of the ANC apex priorities.

The PEC commended the work of the ANC led government in delivering on our commitments to the people of the Eastern Cape.

The PEC strongly condemned the booing of the ANC Provincial Chairperson, Cde Phumulo Masualle during the opening of the Vuyo Mbuli Empilisweni HIV/AIDS and Orphans Centre at Ndevana.

This conduct is unacceptable and depicts an alien image of political intolerance in the Province, particularly when such is said to be done by ANC members. Cde Phumulo Masualle remains the ANC Provincial Chairperson and Premier of the province and should be accorded the necessary respect.

This statement must be attributed to the ANC EC Provincial Secretary, Cde Lubabalo Mabuyane.

For more information please contact :

Judy Mpetsheni

ANC Eastern Cape Acting Communications Officer

Mobile No : 073 117 6194 / 063 687 8267

Email Address : judy.ngoloyi@gmail.com

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