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26 Ekurhuleni ANC branches fail audit ahead of crucial provincial conference

Last month 12 of the 111 branches of the ANC in the eThekwini region failed a similar audit and they missed the regional conferences that re-elected Zandile Gumede as the regional chairperson. Picture: File

Last month 12 of the 111 branches of the ANC in the eThekwini region failed a similar audit and they missed the regional conferences that re-elected Zandile Gumede as the regional chairperson. Picture: File

Published Apr 19, 2022

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Durban – More than 2 000 ANC members in the Ekurhuleni region in Gauteng face not having a say in the upcoming crucial elective provincial conference after their branches failed an audit conducted by Luthuli House.

By failing the audit which was led by ANC national executive committee member, Nomvula Mokonyane, the 26 branches (out of 112) will not able to send representatives to the provincial conference to be held in June.

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They may also not be able to send delegates to the ANC’s national general council (also known as a policy conference) to be held in late July this year.

Last month 12 of the 111 branches of the ANC in the eThekwini region failed a similar audit and they missed the regional conferences that re-elected Zandile Gumede as the regional chairperson.

In the Ekurhuleni matter, the Nomvula Mokonyane report said 20 branches and most of them failed to meet a quorum that would have allowed them to take binding resolutions. Some of the branches that failed the audit are located in Kempton Park, Ramaphosa extension, Leondale, Dukathole, Thokoza and Alberton.

Ward 97 in Brakpan completely failed the audit as it has 91 yet the ANC constitution stipulates that a branch is formed by 100 members in good standing.

Five of the branches were not verified at all.

The Daily News understands that some of the branches that failed the audit are those who are in support of Lebogang Maile to take over as the next provincial chairperson from David Makhura. Maile is up against Panyaza Lesufi who is the deputy provincial chairperson and MEC for education.

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The provincial secretary of the ANC in Gauteng, Jacob Khawe, did not comment when asked about the fate of these branches in attending the provincial conference and the national general council.

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