Dr Mathole Motshekga (left), with ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa, briefing journalists on resolutions of the constitutional amendments commission at the party's national elective conference in Johannesburg. Photo: Jonisayi Maromo / ANA

Johannesburg - Newly elected members to the national executive committee (NEC) of South Africa's ruling party who hold lower positions should relinquish the latter, the African National Congress 54th conference has resolved.

Newly elected deputy president of the party, David Mabuza, is also the provincial chairman of the party in the Mpumalanga province, while the party's new secretary general Ace Magashule was the Free State chairperson. His re-election to the latter position was declared null and void by the high court in Bloemfontein prior to the conference.

Reporting back on the commission on amendments to the ANC constitution, Mathole Motshekga said it was decided that if people are elected to higher structures in the party, they should give up their jobs in lower structures.

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