ANC lambasts opposition parties for trying to set its agenda

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The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) has accused some opposition parties of trying to set its agenda.

These parties do this through “wild allegations” aimed at distracting the ANC, the NEC said.

The NEC noted that some opposition parties, due to their poverty of ideas and lack of clear programmes, are attempting to set the agenda of the ANC.

They do so through wild allegations and ‘stink bombs’ in order to try and distract us from our programmes of transformation.


The NEC held a four-day meeting in Pretoria over the weekend.

ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule presented the outcomes to the media on Tuesday.

In the recent past, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has made a number of allegations against ANC leaders.

The latest related to ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom meeting with EFF leaders in 2017 to discuss ways of removing former President Jacob Zuma from power through parliament.

The NEC agreed to refer the Hanekom matter to the ANC’s Top 6 officials for “processing.”

The NEC also expressed “grave concern” at rising unemployment levels and called on government to accelerate its policy of radical socio-economic transformation.

It reaffirmed the mandate and independence of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and reiterated its policy of bringing it into public ownership.

The NEC decided to disband the ANY Youth League IANCYL) NEC.

It established a National Youth Task Team to oversee a national conference that would elect new ANCYL leadership.

It also dissolved North West’s ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) and established an interim committee to rebuild the party in that province.

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