The 9th African National Congress (ANC) KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Conference has officially started at the Olive Convention Center in Durban. Acting Secretary General of the ANC, Paul Mashatile delivered the keynote address, on behalf of the ANC national office.
He says that this conference should move the party forward in the province. Mashatile says delegates need to engage in robust discussions.
“While we expect robust engagements and also competition, we trust that comrades engage each other in a cordial manner, always bearing in mind that we are members of one ANC. We expect high levels of revolutionary discipline from all delegates at this conference. The eyes of the world and our country are on you.”
Mashatile called on delegates to use the conference to also discuss the socio-economic challenges facing South Africans.
ANC conference in photos by Skhangiwe Mthhinyane:
Delegates at the conference burst into song in favor of former President Jacob Zuma during the opening session.
Delegates broke out in song singing, “Wenzeni uZuma”. This translates to “What has Zuma done?”
In the video below political analyst, Xolani Dube thinks that what will happen at the conference is a match of personalities:
Meanwhile, ANC KwaZulu-Natal provincial chairperson Sihle Zikalala has called on all those who will be elected in the party’s new leadership to serve the people of the province.
He is among those contesting the position of provincial chairman. Zikalala gave a political report at the conference.
He says the past four years have shown that it is important for the current top ANC leaders to put ordinary people first and maximize service delivery.
“Leaders will come and go, but the ANC will exist for the people of South Africa. As the current crop of cadres and leaders, we must always understand that ours is to serve the people. Embedded in the vision of the ANC is the recognition that the ANC lives as an effective and influential organization.
ANC KZN conference must take the party forward: Mashatile – SABC News
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