Pretoria - The special national executive committee (NEC) of the African National Congress convened in Pretoria on Monday - the first meeting of the governing party's top structure after the May 8 general elections - to only discuss members who will serve as premiers in eight provinces, according to secretary general Ace Magashule.
"This is a special NEC. We are just discussing the issue of premiers-elect. You know in terms of the conference resolutions, the provinces must give us three names. The provinces have done so. We have engaged with them [the nominated individuals] but the decision making body on this matter is the national executive committee. The NEC [meeting] has started now, we are going to engage," Magashule briefly addressed journalists in Pretoria.
He said journalists would get an update on the outcome of the engagements on Tuesday.
"That's the purpose of this special NEC. Only one item, the issue of premiers in provinces and of course the leader of the opposition in Western Cape," said Magashule.
Asked if the ruling party would not be doing an autopsy of the results of the election, Magashule responded: "We are going to have a fully-fledged national executive committee [meeting] because we have to analyze each and every aspect of the elections outcomes. Not today".