Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

As the hangover from the ANC’s national conference in December continues, the party’s secretariat was called into line at last weekend’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting over its report on the Eastern Cape. The NEC rejected the report, which, according to sources, was full of inaccuracies. The secretariat, led by Zuma allies Ace Magashule and Jessie Duarte, is said to have presented a report on discussions in the NEC over the dissolution of the Eastern Cape party leadership — aligned to President Cyril Ramaphosa. It is understood that the secretariat presented a report on the national working committee (NWC) meeting that did not accurately reflect the discussions on the Eastern Cape. The NWC discussions indicated that a political solution should be found, while the secretariat’s report said the ANC Eastern Cape provincial executive committee should be dissolved and replaced by a task team. The NEC rejected the report, according to a statement from the NEC. NEC sources said...

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