ANC Free State News

Media Statement on the passing away of the Deputy Mayor of Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality: Connie Rampai

ANC Media Statement on the passing of Cde Connie Rampai.

The African National Congress has learned with sadness the sudden passing of Cde Connie Rampai who passed on last night while driving back from ANC Free State PEC meeting convened in Johannesburg.An urgent ANC Provincial meeting to reflect on the issues of the List Process.Comrade Connie has been a committed member of the ANC whose life was defined by his continued activism and his work amongst the many communities.

BUDGET SPEECH ADVANCES PEOPLE’S POWER AND RESPONDS TO OUR PEOPLE’S ASPIRATIONS

The African National Congress welcomes the Budget Speech delivered by the Minister of Finance, Comrade Pravin Gordhan, today. The budget, which is presented in the midst of a sluggish economic climate and pressing fiscal challenges, is a budget of hope; advancing people’s power and responding to our people’s aspirations. It is clearly aimed at rebuilding confidence in the economy as well as re-igniting dynamic, responsive and inclusive economic growth.

ANC WILL CONTINUE TO PROTECT SOUTH AFRICAN’S RIGHT TO VOTE

The African National Congress has noted the decision of the Electoral Court to postpone by-elections in six wards in Tlokwe, North West Province. We have further noted the decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to postpone all by-elections across the country that had been scheduled for today, 24 February 2016, following the ruling by the Electoral Court. As per the IEC, this decision has been taken in the interest of free and fair elections.

ANC statement on the passing of Hermanus Loots (aka) James Stuart

The African National Congress is saddened by the loss of a stalwart, a revolutionary and its long standing member, Comrade Hermanus Loots (aka) James Stuart, who passed on this morning. Comrade Stuart ranks amongst the senior and highly experienced cadres of the ANC, both militarily and politically. Comrade Hermanus Loots was an outstanding member of the ANC whose activism dates back to his early days in uMkhonto WeSizwe where he participated in the much recorded Wankie campaign in the 1960s where he worked with Chris Hani.

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