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ANC To Postpone Elective Conference As COVID-19 Cases Surge?

African National Congress is headed for an elective conference in 2020, but this is the first time the party will be going to it's elective conference limping following their humiliating defeat in the local government elections.

ANC was hard hit in numerous metros and municipalities as their support base dwindled, while the opposition grew their numbers respectively.

Since COVID-19 became a global health scare, ANC has not been able to conduct National Regional Conferences (NGC) as expected and some party's structures are also said to have collapsed within the period due to lack of activities.

This failure for the party's structures to meet regularly as per the ANC custom is considered one of the reasons why the party lost so much in the local government elections. Their loyal supporters had no motivation to go out and vote and this cost the party a lot.

Following the embarrassing performance of the African National Congress in the polls, the party structures are now planning to regroup and start working ahead of the provincial and national elections in 2024.

In the Eastern Cape province, which is one the provinces with municipalities badly affected by corruption was supposed to hold it's elective conference, but recent developments might see the conference being postponed or probably not happening at all.

The reason for the ANC’s Eastern Cape elective regional conference could be postponed due to rising COVID-19 infections.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that there had been an extremely sharp rise in COVID-19 infections, with a fourth wave expected in the next few weeks and this has also affected the timing of the conference.

A lot of things are happening within the ruling party and factional tensions are so rife. In different provinces factionalism has spilled into the party's structures leaving some ANC members not sure which faction they should align themselves to.

Source: https://twitter.com/HeraldNMB/status/1465673381148348426?t=l3iTqXRyHTngrzoxmY360Q&s=19

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