Pretoria - The African National Congress will regain the ground it lost in the May 8 general elections, according to ANC secretary general Ace Magashule.
The ANC national executive committee (NEC) convened at the St George's Hotel in Irene in Pretoria on Friday to examine the former liberation movement's performance in the May 8 national and provincial elections.
Magashule said the election performance analysis was the only item on the agenda at the meeting attended by party bigwigs, including President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza, and former president Jacob Zuma.
"This is a special NEC after the elections, because the last time we met we didn't have enough time to discuss; we were celebrating. Today [Friday], we were getting a quite intense report on elections, our performance, and the different scenarios we are analysing... why have we performed this way, because in almost all provinces we have lost a seat or two. We are looking at ourselves and analysing our strengths and weaknesses," Magashule told journalists in Pretoria.
"What is left for us is to go out and address those issues, challenges, problems, and protests which people embarked upon. Ours is about going back and addressing those issues," he said.