ANC : National Executive Committee launching its first meeting
Pule Mabe, ANC’s spokesperson had declared that a two day-meeting will be held this Sunday 25 February. Forwarding provincial leadership issues and hearsays concerning newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa to set cabinet changes, the National Executive Commitee (NEC) has decided to schedule a meeting.
It is the first time that the NEC is meeting since former President Jacob Zuma’s resignation on 14th February forwarding mounting pressure from the party. Having resigned from his deputy president position, President Cyril Ramaphosa is now called to appoint his successor and restructure Zuma’s appointed cabinet. Moreover, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba made public the plans to increase VAT and curb spending in a bid to stabilise debt and prevent a third junk credit rating.
Elected as ANC president in December, Ramaphosa pledged to harvest economic improvement, curb unemployment while promoting good governance and transparency. His premature appointment prior to the general elections could favor the ANC in gaining votes of the general public backfired by Zuma’s authoritative leadership during his presidential years.