ANC Members worried about 'weakened' secretariat ahead of conference

The leadership vacuum in the secretary-general's office has been worsened by the absence of deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte who took ill last month

Siviwe Feketha Political reporter

Several ANC provincial leaders and structures have downplayed concerns that there could be a crisis at the party's headquarters where the secretary-general's office is left with no permanent political head in a crucial elective conference year.

The leadership vacuum in the secretary-general's office (SGO) has been worsened by the absence of deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte who took ill last month and has been absent from office since her hospitalisation...

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