ANC's top brass back in CT to ressolve party squabbles

The African National Congress (ANC) top six officials are having to boomerang back to Cape Town for a second consecutive weekend.

Last week the ANC's National Working Committee (NWC) jetted into the Cape in an attempt to resolve factionalism in the province.

Political writer at News24, Paul Herman, says the issues in the Cape are more complicated beyond just the issue of factionalism.

He says the party's provincial executive committee disbanded the Dullar Omar leadership for alleged insubordination and this seems to be the main issue on the agenda.

Its just been a build up of issues that came to light four weeks ago when the provincial executive congress decided to disband the regional leadership.

Paul Herman, Political writer at News24

The national spokesperson said they needed two more days to get to the bottom of what's exactly happening.

Paul Herman, Political writer at News24

According to Herman, the ANC in Cape Town has been in disarray for quite some time.

A new leadership was elected in 2015 after it was disbanded and Marius Fransman was suspended as chairperson last year.

There's been a leadership vacuum. I believe that's where a lot of contestations are coming in, some of the regional leadership doesn't want to recognise the authority of the provincial leaders.

Paul Herman, Political writer at News24

It obviously doesn't help that this is the only province that the ANC doesn't govern.

Paul Herman, Political writer at News24

To hear more of this interview, listen below:

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