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ANC to host NEC Lekgotla

21 January, 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) will, from tomorrow, Friday, the 22nd of January 2021 to Sunday, the 24th of January 2021, hold a virtual National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla.

The NEC Virtual Lekgotla will bring together Alliance partners, and ANC deployees in national, provincial and local sphere of government as well as strategic sectors in society, including business, civil society, and traditional leaders. 

The Virtual Lekgotla is taking place shortly after the delivery of the January 8 Statement and will focus on the following four key priorities identified for the year ahead:

⁃ Defeating the Covid 19 pandemic
⁃ Economic recovery and reconstruction
⁃ Local government and service delivery
⁃ The African Agenda and a better world

The virtual Lekgotla will be held as follows:

Date: Friday, 22 January to Sunday, 24 January 2021
Time: 10h00 (Day 1)
Venue/Platform: Virtual

Members of the media will accordingly be advised on the details of the post-NEC Lekgotla media briefing.


The NEC will convene its first ordinary sitting for 2021 from the 13nth to the 14nth of February 2021. Prior to the NEC meeting, National Officials of the ANC will meet to finalise guidelines on the implementation of the “step aside” rule for consideration by the NEC.




Pule Mabe
National Spokesperson
071 623 4975

aNC Statements

ANC host Virtual Memorial Service to remember Jackson Mthembu

25 January, 2021

The African National Congress will today, 25th of January 2021, hold a virtual memorial service in honour of its National Executive Committee member and minister in the Presidency Comrade Jackson Mthembu. Comrade Jackson passed away on Thursday, 21 January 2021, following Covid-19 related complications and was laid to rest on Sunday the 24 of January 2021 as per national lockdown regulations.

A number of prominent political activists including former National Spokespersons of the ANC will deliver tributes. ANC Treasurer General Comrade Paul Mashatile will deliver the Eulogy.

The virtual Memorial service will take place under the following details:

Time: 15:00
Date: Monday, 25 January 2021
Platform: Zoom and @MYANC social media.

Streaming details of the virtual memorial service will be made available across all @MyANC platforms and through DIP’s media relations unit.



Pule Mabe
National Spokesperson
071 623 4975

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