Mantashe moots leadership diagnostic report

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The African National Congress (ANC) has broken off into various discussion groups after a late start to the second day of the party’s policy conference.

Among the four morning sessions’ focus areas included organisational renewal and the party’s constitution implications, and combating state capture and corruption.

There has already been a call for a diagnostic report on the state of the ANC.

But the party’s chairperson, Gwede Mantashe insists that the policy conference is not the correct platform for this to be discussed.

The call comes as members are concerned about holding the ANC leadership accountable.

Mantashe says that the only other time where a diagnostic report was delivered at a policy conference, was in 2017.

But this was due to the National Executive Committee specifically asking for it.

This sort of discussion is usually held at the National General Council, which provides a mid-term analysis of the state of the ANC.

However, with even ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa’s integrity in question over the Phala Phala matter, and the raft of cases involving top leadership over the past three years, ANC delegates are concerned that there is a lack of will to hold members accountable.

Meanwhile, the second sitting of the ANC’s integrity commission will be held on Wednesday.

It will discuss the evidence on Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala saga.

The party leader had already appeared before the commission on Tuesday.

The commission’s head, George Mashamba says that they will now deliberate on their interaction with Ramaphosa, and may decide to call him back.

A report on these discussions has not yet been released.

 

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