The ANC has confirmed former president, Thabo Mbeki’s presence at the NEC meeting, further claiming that he has continuously honoured NEC engagements when available.
The African National Congress (ANC) took to Twitter on Sunday, 6 December 2020, to address the matter of former president, Thabo Mbeki’s attendance at the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. Mbeki’s presence was contentious, as it was suggested by some that it marked his first attendance since 2007, when he was ousted from his presidency by the NEC.
In addressing the matter, the post clarified that all former presidents attended the NEC meeting, which is still underway. The post concluded with thanking Mbeki for always honouring NEC engagements when available.
The meeting has been topical because it is believed that the committee is discussing, amongst other issues, Secretary-General, Ace Magashule’s proposed stepping down from office. This is due to the corruption allegations hanging over him.
See the post below.
All former Presidents of the ANC attend NEC meetings in an ex-officio capacity. Its inaccurate to suggest that President Mbeki is attending the NEC for the first time. President Mbeki attended previous NEC Lekgotla. We thank him for always honoring NEC engagements when available.
— African National Congress (@MYANC) December 6, 2020