The PEC called on all branch executive committees and members in general to give primacy to the unity of the ANC.
“The PEC further agreed that the main content of the provincial conference will be the discussion documents released by the national executive committee in preparation for the national policy conference.
“However, the PEC has directed the provincial working committee to identify policy matters specific to KwaZulu-Natal, which may not be covered by the discussion documents for the conference to consider,” said Ntuli.
Under the PEC led by KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala, the electoral fortunes of the ANC in the province dipped.
In the 2019 general and provincial polls, the ANC shed votes before continuing that negative trend in the 2021 local government polls, when it failed to get an outright majority in the province's only metropolitan city, eThekwini.
As the ANC continues to lose favour with voters, parties such as the IFP have been regaining strength while the EFF has been establishing itself in parts of the province.
The ANC PEC was also found flat-footed during the July 2021 unrest, allegedly fuelled by some ANC leaders and rank and file members, that wreaked havoc and destruction of property in the province after Zuma's arrest.
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