Statement of the ANC following the NWC meeting held on 19th of November 2018

The African National Congress held an ordinary meeting of the National Working
Committee (NWC) on Monday the 19th of November 2018 in Mpumalanga. The
NWC is a constitutional structure of the ANC mandated with the day to day
running of the organisation and the implementation of the resolution of the
National Executive Committee.

The NWC received and considered a number of reports on the affairs of the
organisation, specifically recommendations of the National Dispute Resolution

The NWC engaged extensively with the ANC Elections Sub-Committee Report
which provided a comprehensive update on the ongoing electioneering campaign
including the weekly roll out of the #ThumaMina campaign in various Provinces
and Municipalities.


The NWC noted the report by Head of Elections on the ongoing electioneering
work: That the #ThumaMina campaign is increasing interaction between
structures of the ANC and Communities exemplified by the weekly visits to
various Provinces by the National Executive Committee led by the National
Officials. That the #ThumaMina campaign trail has already been to the following
• Gauteng
• Eastern Cape
• Free State
• KwaZulu Natal
• Mpumalanga

That the #ThumaMina campaign trail will be going to the
Province of Limpopo on the Weekend of the 24th to the 25th of November
2019 led by the National Officials and the National Executive Committee;
That the #ThumaMina Campaign trail provides the national leadership of
the ANC with first hand experience of community desires as well as
service delivery challenges on the ground including getting to understand
how some of the challenges are being attended to in the interest of the


The NWC noted the ongoing work of the
Zondo Commission of Inquiry on State Capture and further reaffirmed its
support for the work of the commission to uncover the truth and prevent its
blight from happening again. The ANC is cooperating with the commission
and has encouraged its members to come forward should they have
information that could be helpful to the work of the commission.


The NWC received a
report from the Deputy Secretary General on undertakings made to return
the Matlosana Municipality in the North West to normalcy following the
abrupt and unsanctioned removal of an ANC Mayor by ANC Councillors in
collusion with the Opposition.

The NWC agreed that un-mandated collusion with the opposition is a dismissible
offense and cannot be tolerated;
The NWC accepted the intervention made through the ANC Secretary General
Office (SGO) leading to the reinstatement of the Mayor of Matlosana Municipality
as well as immediate efforts to roll out a program of action taking Council to


The NWC reiterated the stance of ANC NEC affirming its dismay with the impact
of the VBS issues on the lives of ordinary people across the country, and
restated its position that those found guilty of wrong doing must face the wrath of
the law. The NWC urged the National Integrity Commission to expedite meeting
with all comrades who may be implicated in the VBS Report to effect finality and
completeness of the process as directed by the NEC.


That the ANC SGO through a dedicated NEC Task Team must continue to work
closely with the ANCYL NEC to assist them with the process of convening their
26th ANCYL National Conference expected to sit next month.


The NWC received a report that the ANC won a case brought by a few
disgruntled ANC members who wanted the outcomes of the Previous Regional
Conference nullified. The court duly dismissed the Application by these members
with costs effectively affirming the Election of the REC into office.

The NWC welcomed the establishment of an NEC-led Task Team that is
expected to work with the PEC of KZN and REC of Harry Gwala to consolidate
and accelerate electioneering work in the Region.


Dr. W.B Rubusana

The NWC received the report of the National Dispute Resolution Committee led
by the DSG of the ANC Cde Jessie Duarte on the convening of the Dr. W.B
Rubusana Regional Conference and welcomed its findings that:
• The Dr W.B Rubusana Regional Conference was legitimate
• The conference promoted internal democracy and majority participation by all
• That the elected Regional Chairperson Cde Pumlani Mkolo steps aside as per
the recommendation of the Integrity Committee Report of 2015 until his
appeal to the NEC of the ANC is concluded and a pronouncement is made
on it.

ON Nelson Mandela Region

The NWC welcomed the NDRC report endorsing the Eastern Cape PEC decision
on the disbandment of the of Nelson Mandela Regional Executive Committee
following n an appeal by the REC. The NWC urged the Eastern Cape Provincial
Executive Committee to establish an all inclusive Regional Task Team. The
NWC further noted the implementation of the NEC decision directing Comrade
Andile Lungisa to resign as a Member of the Mayoral Committee of the Nelson
Mandela Metro and remain as an ordinary Councillor until his court appeal
process is concluded.


The NWC urged Members of the African National Congress throughout the
length of and breath of the country to be seized with the immediate task of Unity
and Renewal and further ensure that work is done on a daily basis to find
solutions to the problems and challenges that our people are confronted with.

The NWC appealed to its members to work tirelessly encouraging first time
voters to take advantage of the final IEC voter registration during the weekend of
the 26th and 27th of January 2019 and to also remind registered voters to check
and verify their particulars in order to deliver a decisive victory for the African
National Congress in the 2019 General Elections.

Issued by the ANC Secretary-General, comrade Ace Magashule

Pule Mabe
National Spokesperson
071 623 4975.

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