TOP BRASS: President Jacob Zuma, left, ANC deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte at the ANC’s provincial general council at the University of Limpopo on Sunday. Picture: Montsho Matlala
President Jacob Zuma has arrived at the Limpopo ANC’s provincial general council to an excited welcome from delegates attending the closed session at the University of Limpopo outside Polokwane on Sunday.
Among senior other leaders attending the meeting include party deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte and NEC members - Rosina Semenya, Joyce Mashamba, Billy Masethla and others.
Deposed provincial chairperson and provincial premier Cassel Mathale also arrived, but was sitting among delegates in the front row while Zuma and other NEC members were on stage.
Limpopo ANC convener, Ruth Bhengu, who was deployed by Luthuli House headquarters to the province, chaired the closed secession where the names of the new provincial task team (PTT) would first be announced to delegates.
The PTT would replace the PEC to run the affairs of the ANC in the province and ensures that a democratically elected PEC is in place within nine months.
The names of the PTT members are expected to be announced in a media briefing later today.