ANC Gauteng conference adopts credentials


JOHANNESBURG, July 20 – The Gauteng African National Congress elective conference adopted credentials on Friday night.

Adoption of credentials and the financial presentation were closed sessions and not open to media.

Provincial spokesman Motalatale Modiba said the credentials were adopted “overwhelmingly” by the conference.

Outgoing secretary Hope Papo followed with a presentation of the organisational report.

Around 1600 delegates from five Gauteng regions are expected to nominate provincial leaders on Friday night.

Acting chairman and premier David Makhura is expected to be elected chairman unopposed. He will replace former chairman Paul Mashatile who was elected national ANC treasurer general at the ruling party’s December conference.

Names such as former Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau, economic development member of the executive council (MEC), Lebogang Maile, education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi; former Tshwane mayor Kgosientsho Ramokgopa; West Rand district municipality mayor Boyce Maneli; former agriculture MEC Nomantu Nkomo; Ekhuruleni mayor Mzwandile Masina; and Emfuleni mayor Jacob Khawe have been thrown in the fray to contest for deputy chairman, secretary and deputy secretary. and treasurer.

Ekurhuleni region has the most delegates at the conference and could be the kingmaker at the conference.

– African News Agency (ANA)