ANC NWC WISHES DSG JESSIE DUARTE A SPEEDY RECOVERY, AS IT PREPARES FOR NEC LEKGOTLA
The African National Congress (ANC) National Working Committee (NWC) at its regular session on Monday, 17 January 2022, reiterated its best wishes for a speedy recovery to Deputy Secretary General (DSG), comrade Jessie Duarte, who has been on sick leave since November 2021. It also expressed its solidarity with her family and loved ones as they support her during this difficult time.
The National Officials have requested the Treasurer General, Comrade Paul Mashatile, to assist her in the execution of duties of the Secretary General’s Office (SGO). Accordingly, the NWC urged all media, and all ANC structures and leaders, to act with compassion and consideration and to refrain from any actions that might impede her recovery.
On the advice of her medical practitioners, the DSG has restricted her physical meetings to a limited number of immediate family members. Accordingly, any insinuation that she has endorsed any views on
matters currently in the public domain must be rejected. The NWC wishes DSG Jessie Duarte strength and our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family on her road to recovery.
The NWC also finalised preparations for a regular two day sitting of the National Executive Committee to be held from Thursday, 20th – Friday, 21st January, which will be followed by the NEC Lekgotla from Saturday,
22- Sunday, 23rd January 2022. These sessions of the NEC will finalise plans for 2022, based on the priorities and tasks set out in the ANC January 8 statement.
ANC makgotla which takes place twice a year to review government programmes and inputs into
governance priorities for the year. The upcoming NEC lekgotla will focus on ongoing priorities of the current ANC-led administration, namely:
- Economic Recovery and Reconstruction Plan, the provision of basic services to all citizens; and building a social compact around unemployment and poverty,
- Defending the gains of the Constitution and democratic South Africa;
- An effective and capable developmental state, with a focus on local government; and
- Working for the African agenda and a better world.
The regular NEC will focus on the critical tasks of organisational renewal and will also adopt a roadmap towards the ANC 55th National Conference in December 2022.
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