ANC Statement on the Special PEC Meeting held in Port Elizaberth

Issued by the office of the ANC EC Provincial Secretary

ANC Eastern Cape Provincial Executive Committee held its Special Provincial Executive Committee meeting on the 3rd April 2016 at Nelson Mandela Metro City Hall at 14:00.

The PEC provided a platform for the PEC members to reflect and engage on recent political upheavals that include inter alia the following;

-The Constitutional Court Judgement on the security upgrades at the private residence of the President of the republic.

-The relationship between the state and business.

-The general state of the organisation in the province.

-Updates on the build up activities towards the Manifesto Launch on the 16th April.

The PEC after exhaustive deliberation on the matter welcomes the leadership provided by the National Officials regarding the outcome of the Constitutional Court. Eastern Cape PEC supports the process for further engagements with the organisational structures of the movement as well as a broad rage of interested parties who wish to engage with the ANC on this matter.

The PEC fully and extensively considered the role of chapter 9 institutions, the executive reaffirmed its unconditional support for the judiciary and chapter 9 institutions that are critical to uphold and promote the provisions of the constitution of the republic of South Africa which it continues to recognize as the supreme law of the country as a founding father of post liberation state envisaged.

The PEC whole heartedly endorse and welcome the apology of the president of the ANC and of the country. We accept that President demonstrated humility and acted in good faith. The apology by the president displays the ANC character of respect and unprecedented courage.

The PEC vehemently opposed to both conventional and unconventional means to remove President Zuma from office, Eastern Cape will oppose such move as it will simple create political schism and turmoil.

On state capture, the PEC repudiates and reject any purported state capture in South Africa. Any attempt by any individual, family and business groups to seek undue influence on state must be totally rejected with the contempt it deserves.

The provincial executive committee further propose that government must urgently deal with the implementation of Mangaung decision on radical economic transformation, beneficial of mineral resources, investing on rural economy and skills that will drive much needed job and work opportunities. The white monopoly capital, the market driven reaction and world economic climate is really threatening emerging economies.

Therefore any reckless regime change, capital ” dictatorship” and undue political posturing by the same market on domestic affairs of the state will create a serious instability. South African government and the ANC should develop strong regulatory monitoring of this environment.

END

The statement must be attributed to the ANC EC Spokes Person, Cde Mlibo Qhoboshiyane.

Pindile Miza
Cell: 083 750 3249
Email:pindile@gmail.com

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