Statement of the ANC NEC following NEC meeting held from the 18-19 January 2018

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) held its first ordinary meeting following its election at the 54thNational Conference on 18-19 January 2018 in Irene, Tshwane.

The meeting held extensive discussion on the current political and economic environment following the presentation of a Political Overview by the President, Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa.

The NEC noted that the excellent mobilisation for the ANC’s106th anniversary celebrations in East London a few days ago and the January 8th Statement itself has generated a great deal of excitement, hope and enthusiasm among our people.

The NEC agreed that the ANC must act decisively and with determination to rebuild the bond of trust between our people and the movement, restore the dignity of our movement, and reclaim the moral legitimacy of our movement.

The meeting agreed on the need to forge a social compact among government, business, labour and communites for economic recovery, drawing on the resolutions of the 54thNational Conference.

The NEC also resolved on a number of organisational matters. These include:

The suspension of the Provincial Executive Committees of KwaZulu-Natal and Free State and the establishment of interim structures to unite and build the movement in preparation for provincial conferences.
The Officials, led by President Ramaphosa, will continue their engagement with President Jacob Zuma to ensure effective coordination between the ANC and government.
The meeting elected members to the ANC National Working Committee, which is tasked with carrying out the decisions and instructions of the NEC and conduct the current work of the ANC.

In addition to the six Officials, the newly-elected members of the NWC are:

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Lindiwe Sisulu
Naledi Pandor
Jeff Radebe
Angie Motshekga
Derek Hanekom
Edna Molewa
Thoko Didiza
Nomvula Mokonyane
Nathi Mthethwa
Ronald Lamola
Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Dakota Legoete
Senzo Mchunu
Zizi Kodwa
Tony Yengeni
Bathabile Dlamini
Nomaindia Mfeketo
Barbara Creecy
Thandi Modise

The Presidents of each of the three leagues also serve on the NWC in an ex officio capacity.

The NEC will be holding its bi-annual lekogtla from 20-21January 2018 to detail the programme for the movement in 2018.

Issued by

Ace Magashule

Secretary General

African National Congress


Zizi Kodwa 0823304910

Khusela Diko 0728545707

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