|South Africa's National Liberation Movement|
The African National Congress in the Northern Cape welcomes the audit outcome as presented by the auditor general today. The ANC commends the Northern Cape Department of Education on their unqualified audit report, this after so many years of receiving a qualified report form the Auditor general. We congratulate the staff of the Department under the leadership of the late Cde. Grizelda Cjiekella-Lecholo, who led this department into receiving the unqualified report. This indeed proves the commitment that the ANC-led Government has in improving the lives of the people of the Northern Cape, who have entrusted the ANC to create a better life and so remains the only hope for the people of the province. The improvements in the unqualified audit opinions on the financial statements from 12 to 15 is evident of this very commitment.
On Wednesday the Northern Cape High Court delivered a judgment in a case that involved the Provincial Chairperson and Deputy Provincial Secretary of the ANC. By now, the facts of the case are known to all. The verdict represented a mixed outcome for the ANC in the province as the Deputy Provincial Secretary was acquitted on all charges proffered by the state against him and the Provincial Chairperson was found guilty. We firmly believe that the prosecution of the Deputy Provincial Secretary of the ANC was unfounded and there was no legal basis for the charges against him. The PEC resolved to support the Deputy Provincial Secretary in seeking recourse for this malicious prosecution.
The African National Congress in the Northern Cape mourns the untimely and tragic passing of the former Regional Treasurer of the John Taolo Gaetsewe Region and Businessman Cde. Wandile Bozwana.
The summit convened 5 commissions where the following was discussed:
ON Back to Basics, Which is a programme for change launched by the President of South Africa, Hon. Jacob Zuma, in September 2014, which encourages councilors to go into communities and go back to basics in terms of delivering basic services to our communities. Commissions resolved that COGHSTA needs to assess the implementation of back to basics in all municipalities, such that it does not become a matter of compliance.
The Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) was elected in the 6th Provincial Conference in 2008, popularly known as the Moshaweng Conference. That was the most chaotic, violent and divisive ANC conference in the post 1990 political era. The elected PEC was then saddled with the responsibility of rebuilding the organisation and to ensure that there is a semblance of unity in the province. Building unity after such a catastrophic epic event was a daunting task but a task worth undertaking as unity is the heart of the ANC, the bedrock upon which the organisation was founded in 1912.
The measurement of any collective is not when the executive tasks in the normal course of organisational work, but when leadership is confronted with the execution of mandates in trajectories which requires high political morals and discipline.