ANC INDABA TO SIZE UP

MORE than 1000 ANC members will assemble at the party's provincial general council this weekend at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus.

MORE than 1000 ANC members will assemble at the party's provincial general council this weekend at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus.

President Jacob Zuma is expected to deliver the keynote address on Saturday.

Acting provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said the council would "firstly recap on the resolutions taken at the last provincial conference and review if these mandates have been acted on".

The council is also expected to examine the provincial government's progress over the implementation of the ANC's manifesto, which focuses on the creation of decent work and sustainable livelihoods, quality education and healthcare, fighting crime and corruption and rural development, food security and land reform.

A new provincial secretary will also be elected after the resignation of former secretary Senzo Mchunu, who was redeployed to serve as MEC for education.

Meanwhile, the ANC has welcomed the precedent - setting judgment handed down by the Esikhawini regional court in convicting an IEC officer who was found guilty on five charges of forgery and violating the electoral code.

Sindisiwe Mncube, who was a presiding officer in Ulundi, was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment, of which three years were suspended.

Mncube was arrested after being caught with illegally marked ballot papers in the general elections on April 22.

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