The African National Congress (ANC) is expected to tackle what is being termed ‘state capture’ by business, in particular the Gupta family, at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting starting in Irene outside Pretoria on Friday.
The NEC meeting is expected to be heated as there are said to be divisions over the Gupta family’s influence on the ruling party.
This comes amidst allegations that the family offered senior ANC members cabinet posts and pressured ministers on key policy decisions to suit their business ventures.
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says he expects frank discussions.
“I think if we have all eyes on fire, we will miss fire, here we are dealing with cooperate culture threatening the movement, country. Let us deal with this.
Welcome to the SABC News election website where you can get the latest news and updates on the 2016 municipal elections.
The website features an election live blog reflecting election news and developments as they unfold; livestreams of election rallies and IEC events; social media streams; election TV and radio debates; maps to voting stations; extensive features and information on parties, candidates, voting procedures, municipalities; and much, much more.
In the run-up to the 2016 municipal elections, only 2011 results will be available on the website.
The 2016 live results service will become available during election week (from August 3 2016 onwards).
• For election website queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.