The ANC statement on Balindlela’s joining the DA

13 November 2012

The African National Congress is dismayed at the claim made by the Democratic Alliance and Nosimo Balindlela that she was an NEC member of the ANC. Nosimo Balindlela has never been an NEC member of the ANC.

In terms of party leadership, the furthest that she rose in leadership terms was being a regional chairperson of the ANC and the PEC of ANCWL in the Eastern Cape, and set in the PEC as an Ex-officio member by virtue of being the Premier of the Eastern Cape.

Secondly Nosimo has never been a member of the ANC since 2008 when she joined the Congress of the People (COPE).

It is misleading to associate Balindlela with the ANC as she was a Cope member before joining the DA.

It is typical of the DA to use cheap propaganda to create hype over nothing. It is a known factor that Balindlela was the least effective Premier in the Eastern Cape hence she was recalled.

If there is anything that the DA has netted is a political liability that will further alienate the party in the Eastern Cape.

Issued by:

Jackson Mthembu

ANC National Spokesperson

African National Congress

54 Sauer Street




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