An ANC national audit committee has recommended that the Western Cape Provincial Executive - headed by Mcebisi Skwatsha - should be dissolved because of corruption and fraud.
The audit also found that the party's provincial secretariat should be held responsible for the party's sorry state of affairs.
It also wants two outstanding regional conferences and the provincial conference to be run by the ANC national office instead of Skwatsha and the provincial executive, "to legitimise the process".
These findings are in a summary by an ANC national audit team - Errol Present, Mandla Dlamini and Mandla Twala - which earlier in August investigated the party's membership and branches in the province.
Messages left for Skwatsha were not returned.