One of many African Nationwide Congress (ANC) factions within the Mangaung area holds its elective convention at Imvelo Safari Lodge in Bloemfontein to elect its management.
This comes after a failed Excessive Courtroom bid by ANC members who sought an interdict to forestall the get together’s Interim Regional Committee (IRC) from holding the convention.
The faction is led by former Free State ANC Deputy Chairperson Thabo Manyoni.
Mangaung Metro councilor, Patrick Monyakoana, has been elected as chairperson. Monyakoane is amongst 8 Mangaung Metro councilors who had been expelled from the Get together by the IRC in August. They had been discovered responsible of disobeying organisational codes and defying ousted council whip, Vumile Nikelo.
Extract from the convention:
Monyakoane’s deputy, Monnapule Ntamo – a businessman and former senior authorities official – was a part of the group which spearheaded a court docket motion that resulted within the dissolution of the get together’s Provincial Govt Committee which was elected in Could 2018.
Different elected officers on the Bon Lodge are Tonyana Selebedi because the Secretary, Millicent Motingoe as Deputy Secretary and at last, Lebohang Masoetsa because the Treasurer.
Representatives of the 2 warring factions within the trouble-torn Mangaung area in addition to the previous provincial get together treasurer and IPC Convenor, Mxolisi Dukwana, Premier and IPC Deputy Convener, Sisi Ntombela, attended the assembly on Saturday. Dukwana and Ntombela are amongst those that are vying for the place of the Party’s Provincial Chairperson.
The Free State ANC Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) earlier convened an pressing assembly with the fighters in a bid to defuse the simmering political tensions. The IPC was established in Could final yr after the Supreme Courtroom of Enchantment dissolved the Provincial Govt Committee in April final yr.
The simmering political tensions have led to the 2 Mangaung factions convening parallel conferences in Bloemfontein.