ANC NEC meet ahead of conference

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African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe briefs media

African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe briefs media

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congess (ANC&39;s) national leadership is meeting behind closed doors in Irene near Pretoria.

This is the last time the ANC&39;s top leadership is scheduled to meet before the National Elective Conference. The party&39;s National Executive Committee is likely putting the finishing touches on preparations ahead of this all-important meeting in less than 2 weeks.

But the task of dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s comes amidst numerous court challenges. Indications are that despite disgruntled members crying foul over the electoral nomination process, the conference will go ahead.

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And, then there are the rumours of the Unity ticket. Media reports suggest provincial secretaries are working tirelessly behind the scenes of this NEC meeting to ensure an uncontested battle between the two frontrunners.

Thus preventing Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa from squaring off at the conference.

The outcomes of this meeting are only expected late, on either Monday or Tuesday.