Magashule pacifies KZN branch members during blockade of Luthuli House

ANC members from the Moses Mabhida region in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday blockaded both entrances to the party’s headquarters‚ demanding that secretary-general Ace Magashule attends to their demands.

Branch leaders representing 78 of the region’s 88 branches staged a sit-in at Luthuli House because they want the national executive committee (NEC) to allow their regional conference to go ahead.

They are demanding that the NEC forgo its resolutions that no conferences should be held after the August 31 deadline and that any other matters linked to the election of new leadership will be attended to after the 2019 general elections.

“We demand that the NEC set a date for [the] Moses Mabhida regional conference within the next 14 days as we believe that will be the only solution to challenges we are facing as a region‚” Umngeni sub-region secretary Sthembiso Nkuna said.

Speaking on behalf of the disgruntled branches‚ Nkuna further explained that the lack of elected leadership in the region had led to anarchy and was stalling election campaigning.

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