The ANC Limpopo convened its ordinary Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) meeting, on Friday, 3rd March 2023, through a virtual platform. The meeting was the first, since the announcement of the new NEC deployees to Limpopo.
The PEC meeting reflected on the political overview presented by the Provincial Chairperson, Stanley Mathabatha, and key developments affecting our province. The state of its organisation presented by their Provincial Secretary Reuben Madadzhe [main picture.
In its deliberations, the PEC stressed that ANC members need to move beyond their leadership preferences towards the Nasrec Conference. The PEC should support the 55th NEC collective, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“The PEC calls upon all members who have ingulfed themselves in factional politics to refrain from further association with such groupings. To also ally behind the elected leadership. The discipline in accepting the outcomes will mean members fully support the unity and renewal project of the African National Congress,” they said in a statement.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
“The PEC has noted with great disappointment, the developments in Lephalale Municipality. Reaffirmed the decision that Cde Aaron Mokgehle, remain the Mayoral Candidate for the ANC. Any other candidate outside the decision of the ANC shows a clear sign of defiance.
The PEC directed the PEC Officials to engage with the leadership of Waterberg Region on the state of the organisation and governance in all municipalities in the region. Further directed the PEC Sub-Committee on Legislature and Governance to conduct a performance assessment of all Lephalale Councillors, and present the report to the next PEC meeting for consideration.”
BOOING OF ANC LEADERS DURING THE LIMPOPO JANUARY 8 ANNIVERSARY
“The ANC PEC condemns in strongest terms, the ill-discipline directed at the Provincial Chairperson, during the Limpopo edition of the ANC 111th Anniversary and January 8th, held at the Ga-Masemola Stadium. The PEC is of the view that the ill-discipline shown, in particular the booing, has the potential to negatively affect the image of the party and further course divisions. The PEC thus calls upon all ANC members to desist from acts of ill-discipline.”
THE UNFORTUNATE MOTETEMA ROAD ACCIDENT.
“The PEC observed a moment of silence for all those who lost their lives. As a result of the crash on the Motetema road to Groblersdal, in the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality. The PEC conveys its support and best wishes for speedy and complete recoveries to all those who were injured. The Provincial Government and Local Spheres of Government are directed to provide all the necessary support to the affected families.”
ON PETER MOKABA AND VHEMBE REGIONAL VACANCIES
“The PEC noted the existing vacancies in Peter Mokaba and Vhembe Region. It resolved that both regions should prepare roadmaps towards Regional General Councils. For the specific purpose of filling of the vacancies, and that the road maps should be presented to the PEC Officials.”
SUB REGIONAL ELECTIVE MEETING
“The PEC approved the ANC Peter Mokaba Road Map to sub-regional elective meetings, scheduled to take place on the 28th of March 2023. The PEC further directed Waterberg REC to prepare the regional road map for sub-regional elective meetings. Also present same to the PEC Officials.”
ANC LIMPOPO PEC LEKGOTLA
“The PEC noted the outcomes of the PEC Lekgotla, which was convened at The Ranch. Where the state of service delivery in the province was presented and deliberated upon.
The PEC directed that the resolutions of the ANC Provincial Lekgotla should be circulated to all structures. As well as all Deployees in both the Provincial and Local Spheres of Government. The PEC will closely monitor the implementation of the Lekgotla Resolutions.”
STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESS
“The ANC in Limpopo welcomes the State of the Province Address (SOPA), delivered by the Premier, Chupu Stanley Mathabatha. As the PEC, we firmly believe that the SOPA 2023 accounted for the commitments from previous years. It provided a solid foundation, for the acceleration of services to the people of Limpopo.
The PEC supports the provincial economic recovery path and is elated at the announcement that implementation on the provincial academic hospital will commence in the new financial year.
It welcomes the announcement of the support to youth owned SMME’s. The construction of new roads and classrooms, the development of water infrastructures. Particularly the incomplete projects, the constructions of traditional council offices and purchase of vehicles for senior tradition council leaders. These developments will boost not only the Provincial economic growth, but also the job and business opportunities within the Province.
The PEC further supports the government decision to prioritise the installations of solar panels to hospitals, clinics, government buildings and educational facilities. It will go long way to ease the burden of loadshedding. It will also ensure that education, health and government services are not interrupted.
The PEC directs its Deployees in the provincial government and local government spheres to urgently focus on resolving the challenges facing the people of Limpopo.”
“The PEC noted with sadness the passing of veteran Cde Bob Mmola, and Cde Nkhensani Mtebule, and conveys its condolences to their families and loved ones.”