ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula says the Phala Phala report is not on the ANC’s agenda and will not be discussed when the 55th national conference resumes this week.
While addressing the media at the ANC Lithuli House headquarters in Johannesburg on Tuesday, January 3rd, the party’s secretary-general Fikile Mbalula insisted that only reports from the commissions and constitutional amendments would be discussed. IOL reports that he spoke concerning the January 8 Statement, the state of readiness for the party’s 111th-anniversary celebration.
It is expected to be a hybrid conference. With his two deputies, Nomvula Mokonyane and Maropene Ramokgopa, he said it would take place with links from each province. The party had adjourned the five-day national conference. It also saw the re-election of its president Cyril Ramaphosa and national chairperson, Gwede Mantashe, alongside other Top 7 officials.
In his statement, Mbalula said, “There will be no Phala Phala report at the conference. We are entertaining two issues at the conference to finalise … the reports from the commissions and then the constitutional amendments. That will be the business of the second leg of this conference.
The issue of the Phala Phala report was brought to the national executive committee. There are important milestones in relation to this matter.”