ANC Women’s League regional conference postponed due to party in-fighting

The ANCWL 'forces of change' faction want Umzumbe speaker, Matho Shozi, to take over as their regional secretary.

FACTIONAL squabbles have allegedly taken centre stage in the ANC Lower South Coast Region Women’s League.

According to sources within the women’s league, ongoing disagreements between two ANC factions, the ‘progressives’ and the ‘forces of change’ have led to the postponement of the women’s league regional conference scheduled to take place this month.

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Insiders claim the factions don’t see eye to eye on who should take over as chairman, deputy chairman and secretary of the organisation.

“One of the factions, believed to be linked to the ‘forces of change’ (Zuma camp), wants Umzumbe speaker, Matho Shozi to take over as the new secretary while the ‘progressives’ are advocating Harding mayor, Dixie Nciki,” said one insider.

Harding mayor, Dixie Ncinki, is touted to be the regional ANCWL secretary by the ‘progressive’ faction.

It is believed that the Zuma faction wants change in the women’s league structure, a ‘chess game’, ahead of the ANC conference in December.

“It’s all about power, the ‘forces of change’ want their people to lead the pack in order to strengthen their support in the main conference.”

Another source said they were not given reasons on why the conference was cancelled. However, they suspected ‘foul’ play from the faction which predicted a loss in the conference.

Deputy chairman, Mosley Lubanyana declined to comment. Speaking to the Herald, she said she currently could not make any comments on this matter.

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