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Nelson Mandela Bay - A team of ANC top officials led by President Jacob Zuma visited the party's troubled Nelson Mandela Bay region, the ANC in the Eastern Cape said on Tuesday.
The delegation met provincial and regional African National Congress leaders on Monday, provincial secretary Lubabalo Mabuyane said in a statement.
“The sole mandate of the intervention... is to arrest the situation politically by providing a permanent solution to the challenges that have surfaced in the Nelson Mandela Bay region,” he said.
“(They attended) to political upheavals and violent protests (which) erupted recently in the (area).”
Zuma was accompanied by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and national chairwoman Baleka Mbethe.
They listened to presentations by party officials in the region.
“The officials took a decision to further examine the reports they received and revert to the province with proposed solutions,” Mabuyane said.
The visit followed a decision made by the province when the upheavals started.
ANC national executive committee member Derek Hanekom had headed a political management process in the province.
Mabuyane said: “We welcome the positive response by the president and we are confident that, working together with us, he will provide a permanent solution to the challenges facing the metro.” - Sapa