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Eastern Cape ANC delegates requested Covid-19 vaccine certification before the conference

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  • ANC Eastern Cape delegates attending the conference of choice next weekend will bring a vaccination certificate or a negative Covid-19 test result.
  • The on / off conference will take place this weekend after three postponements since December 2021.
  • An urgent meeting of the Provincial Working Group and the ANC National Executive Committee was scheduled for Wednesday to discuss preparations for the conference.

ANC delegates attending the long-awaited elective conference scheduled for the weekend in East London will have to confirm vaccination on site or present a negative Covid-19 test result.

ANC Provincial Task Force Coordinator Lulama Ngcukayitobi wrote the rule to the party’s regional structures in a letter on Tuesday.

Last week, Carl Niehaust, a former spokesman for the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association, was fired from the association’s three-day conference after his virus test was positive.

He had no proof of vaccination and no test results.

Niehaus was said to have been able to attend the conference practically from his home later.

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Ngcukayitobi did not explain whether the conference of his choice would organize the digital connection of the delegates.

The questions sent to Ngcukayitobi, Oscar Mabuyane Provincial Task Force Coordinator, Gift Ngqondi ANC Head of Communications, and the party’s provincial spokesman, Loyiso Magqashela, were all left blank.

Their response will be added upon receipt.

In a letter to Tuesday, Ngcukayitobi told all regional structures, “Upon arrival, all delegates must present proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours.”

After three postponements since December 2021, the question of whether the conference will finally be held this weekend is once again in turmoil.

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While many branches thought all systems were needed this weekend, Ngcukayitobi wrote to ANC treasurer Paul Mashatile on Tuesday asking for an urgent meeting between provincial task force officials and National Executive Committee (NEC) officials on the state of readiness of the conference, among others. Other problems.

He suggested that the meeting take place practically on Wednesday night.

Ngcukayitobi also wanted to urgently draw the attention of NEC officials to the ANC offices of WB Rubusana (Buffalo City) and Chris Hani, which are under investigation.

The agenda includes the voting rights of persons with cases pending before the National Appeals Committee at the conference.

Ngcukayitobi said Mashatile had been asked for the office of secretary-general for some time to clarify the matter.

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Eastern Cape ANC delegates requested Covid-19 vaccine certification before the conference

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