STATEMENT OF THE ANC EC PEC FOLLOWING MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 16TH MAY 2022

The Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the African National Congress in the Eastern Cape held its first ordinary meeting on Monday, 16th May 2022 at East London International Convention Centre (ICC) in Buffalo City Metro following its election at the 9th Provincial Conference.

The PEC received and discussed a wide-ranging political overview presented by the Provincial Chairperson, Comrade Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane which reflected on the domestic and international context within which the struggle to build a National Democratic Society is being pursued. Comrade Mabuyane stated that the conference mandated the PEC and the entire Mass Democratic Movement to take bold and revolutionary decisions to take the economy back to a high growth and job creating trajectory, using all the levers of the public and the private sector and working in partnership with other critical economic players.

The PEC has impressed upon all its members, its structures across the length and breadth of the province to desist from engaging publicly on internal matters and misrepresenting the organisation’s position on issues in particular what was witnessed pre 9th Provincial Conference in the public discourse. The PEC reaffirmed the ANC’s position on use of social media platforms which should at all times be in line with the ANC Constitution and Code of Conduct and seek to advance debates and discussions in a rational and responsible manner. We therefore encourage members of the ANC to exercise their freedom of speech within the confines of ANC structures.

PEC resolved that ANC branches must strengthen their relationships with key stakeholders to enhance moral regeneration and social cohesion. Further directed all structures and activists to drive programs against abuse of drugs, alcohol, gender based violence and social ills in their communities.

The PEC appreciated the excellent work done by the PTT in organizing the successful 9th Provincial Conference which was held from 6th May to 9th May 2022 at East London International Convention Centre.

Provincial Working Committee (PWC) Members are the following :

1. Provincial Chairperson – Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane

2.Deputy Chairperson – Mlungisi Mvoko

3.Provincial Secretary – Lulama Ngcukayitobi

4.Deputy Secretary – Helen Sauls-August

5.Treasurer – Zolile Williams

6.Fundile Gade

7.Loyiso Magqashela

8.Stella Ndabeni Abrahams

9.Nomakhosazana Meth

10.Sisisi Tolashe

11.Virginia Camelio Benjamin

12.Siphokazi Mani-Lusithi

13.Xolile Nqatha

14.Lindelwa Dunjwa

Three additional PEC members were co-opted, in compliance with the ANC’s constitution in terms of geographic spread, gender, youth and character of the movement and are the following :

Mncedisi Nontsele

Balungile Sapo

Monica Qaba

Mawethu Rune who is a permanent invitee to the PEC.

PEC Sub Committees :

The PEC Sub Committees are established to ensure better coordination of the work of the PEC, working towards programmatic execution of the organisation. They must also work towards establishing seamless synergy between the implementation of ANC policies and oversight over the optimal functioning of government in the provincial and local spheres. This synergy must also be established in the relations between the national sub committees and all sub committees under the PEC jurisdiction, including regions.

The work of these sub committees is anchored on the following key functional areas:

Campaigns and Programmes

Policy Work and Support

Oversight and Monitoring.

Accordingly, the PEC deployed the following comrades as Chairpersons of various sub committees:

Organizational Building & Campaigns – Loyiso Magqashela

Finance & Resource Mobilization – Zolile Williams

Political Education & Cadre Development – Mncedisi Nontsele

Legislature and Governance – Thandekile Sabisa

Communications & Battle of Ideas – Stella Ndabeni Abrahams

PET Coordinator – Nanziwe Rulashe

Economic Transformation – Xolile Nqatha

Social Transformation – Nozibele Nyalambisa

Education – Avela Mjajubana

Health – Lindelwa Dunjwa

Peace & Stability – Virginia Camelio Benjamin

International Relations – Fundile Gade

Gender Relations & Vulnerable Sector – Lindiwe Gunuza

Policy, Monitoring & Evaluation – Lulama Ngcukayitobi

Disciplinary Committee – Sisisi Tolashe

Integrity Commission – Prof Shepherd Mayathula

Provincial Chaplaincy – Rev Mpumelelo Qwabaza

Deployment Committee – Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane

PDRC – Siphokazi Mani Lusithi

Provincial Spokesperson – Loyiso Magqashela

PEC congratulates the Sarah Baartman Region for the Regional Conference that was held from the 14th May to the 15th of May 2022 at the Botanic Gardens in Graaf Reinet , which was highly successful and adhered to the ANC constitution and specified conference, in line with the rules.

The PEC reaffirmed the resolutions that were taken at the recently held Provincial Conference particularly in relation to unity, cohesion and renewal. PEC recommitted itself to strengthen unity and cohesion within the structures and bolster ongoing political programs to achieve this objective which will include convening Regional workshops on renewal of the ANC.

PEC Induction will be convened before the end of May 2022.

Conclusion :

We send our sincere heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and comrades of former UMkhonto WeSizwe Combatants , Comrade Jongumhlaba Shakespeare Poswa and Comrade Mlungisi Bazooka Tshona. These are stalwarts of our glorious movement who sacrificed life’s comforts in pursuit of the struggle against apartheid.

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL SECRETARY OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, CDE LULAMA NGCUKAYITOBI

Enquiries :

Cde Loyiso Magqashela

ANC PEC Provincial Spokesperson

Mobile No :?0762479845/?0823059611

Cde Gift Ngqondi

Provincial Head of Communications

Mobile No :?0849519924 /?0848439706

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