JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress says that Thabo Manyoni’s absence at the provincial general council should not be counted as boycott.
Suspicion arose when Thabo Manyoni who is seen by many as a hardcore supporter of Ramaphosa failed to appear at the gathering.
The African National Congress party began it’s congress on Tuesday. Nkosana Dlamini Zuma was nominated for ANC president.
Deputy president Cyril Ramphosa’s supporters were of the opinion that the gathering was a mess. They accused the party of irregularities, while the party denies it.
“The deputy chair is not the only one. Not the entire PEC was there, including him. He has tendered an apology that he will not be able to attend the meeting. We can’t disclose why, it’s an ANC internal matter,” the Free State ANC spokesperson, Thabo MMeko says.