This comes amid claims that the NEC is planning to disband the provincial executive committee (PEC) in an attempt to stamp out problems emanating from it. This follows the Gauteng’s dismal performance in the May 7 elections.
Sources at the Luthuli House, the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg, yesterday said the national leadership wanted to fasten its grip on the PEC and stave off other potential drops in voter support towards the 2016 local government elections.
It is understood that the NEC was also perturbed by the hostility shown by the Gauteng ANC leadership towards President Jacob Zuma and Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane before and after the organisation’s 53rd national conference in Mangaung in 2012.
“The party is planning to disband the PEC and appoint an interim leadership until a congress is held later this year.”
ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza declined to comment on the possible dissolution of the PEC. He said the NEC would meet all the eight provincial leadership of the party today.