The Eastern Cape Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) met for its ordinary Executive Committee on Sunday, 06 August 2017 at Canon James Calata House in King Williams Town.
The PEC in the province reaffirms it’s total commitment to support women and salute advances achieved since 1994. The vestiges of patriarchal society, abuse of women and girl- child, killings and other atrocious and painful acts meted against women need stuffy sentences from our judiciary.
The PEC further applaud the successes of women in leadership in both private and public sector. The Eastern Cape province
will participate on both national and provincial commemorative event in Galeshewe on 08 Aaugust 2017 and towards the month of August 2017 at Lusikisiki under the theme ” the year of Oliver Tambo: united in moving South Africa forward”.
PEC continues to discharge its responsibilities as mandated by its structures, as well as by the resolutions of the last Conference. The PEC deliberated various range of issues and undertaken an assessment of the political structures of the organisation as well as the various organs of State.
We are thus happy with the progress and ongoing work done in building a strong and united province focusing on the delivery of basic services to the people as well as building strong organs of people’s power. In line with the provincial resolution to fast track service delivery under the banner of the campaign Simanxadanxada ” a province at work” as launched by our government, the PEC continues to engage its deployees in government to ensure the acceleration of the delivery of services to our communities.
The PEC will continue to robustly monitor the implementation of service delivery programmes towards ensuring the improvement of the lives of our citizens and communities. The PEC also expressed itself on the impending frivolous motion of NO confidence vote on the sitting Head of state and the President of the Republic Comrade Jacob Zuma.
The PEC take note of the forces itching and advocating for regime change in the country, forces that are bent on agitating society for discontent and sowing the seed of unimaginable anarchy in South Africa. South Africa obtained it’s freedom and democracy through conventional mechanism and sustained hosting of free and fair elections since the dawn of democracy as an expression of confidence to our country’s party political system.
The insatiable crave for the removal of President Zuma is a well calculated psychological warfare stratagem by the opposition as they have already made President Zuma their campaigning factor to achieve votes since he assumed office, therefore it is not in their interest that he must be out before 2019.
The ANC PEC reiterates its support for President Zuma and the entire leadership collective as elected in the previous ANC Conference in Mangaung – Bloemfontein. It views the so called motion of no confidence as nothing more than a regime change attempt and political posturing by opposition parties aided by the media. For their part, Eastern Cape deployees to the National assembly were advised by the PEC to oppose this
motion and strictly adhere to the party line and national caucus
decision on the 8th August 2017 by defending the gains of our
It remains the PEC’s view that an attack on president Zuma is a direct attack on the ANC and highest level to undermine the majority affirmation that gave ANC 62,5% of the electoral mandate in 2014 under President Zuma Presidency.
The opposition parties have been working overtime subjecting
their own members to lie detector tests, suspending and expelling some in an effort to identify party members who voted against their party position in relation to a motion of no confidence in Mogale City, Western Cape and yet when it comes to the ANC, they expect our own members to defy our
party position and vote in favour of a no confidence motion on the ANC President.
Such is high levels of hypocrisy seeks to undermine the intelligence of ANC members in general and parliamentarians in particular. We will not allow any attempt by our detractors to defocus us from the important task of improving the lives of our people for the better.
As the PEC we will continue to pay special attention to the prevailing economic structure which in the main continues to marginalise the masses of our people by building infrastructure, education, health, stable local governance and focussing on rural development and agriculture.
We remain committed towards advances to radically alter the economic relations in favour of the majority and the poorest of the poor.
The statement must be attributed to the ANC Spokesperson, Mlibo Qoboshiyane.
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