The responsibilities accompanying the position of newly elected Treasurer of the ruling party in the province are not anything Danny Msiza takes lightly.
Msiza was chosen as preferred candidate by the majority of delegates in attendance at a Special Provincial General Council (PGC) of the African National Congress (ANC) in Polokwane on Sunday. The gathering was convened to fill the vacancy left by the late Thembi Nwedamutswu, who passed away about eight months ago. Msiza contested against fellow-Provincial Working Committee (PWC) member Joe Mathebula, The PGC also afforded delegates from branches across the province the opportunity to discuss documents pertaining to the ANC National General Council (NGC) scheduled for the beginning of next month.
In an interview conducted the day after, Msiza told Polokwane Observer that he was quite humbled by the confidence the membership bestowed on him as part of the leadership collective. He would endeavour to emulate the achievements of his predecessor, whom he described as a seasoned cadre serving the organisation at different levels. Msiza added that he committed himself to doing whatever possible to ensure he lived up to the aspirations and mandate of the people.
His new responsibilities would demand of him to raise funds for the organisation to effectively execute the organisational programme of action, in particular the upcoming local government elections.
In conclusion Msiza referred to the singular message emerging from Sunday’s PGC being one of unity, cohesion and focusing on the core mandate of the ANC to deliver services to their people, thus improving lives.
Msiza, whose political activism was triggered at a very early age, was appointed to the Provincial Task Team upon the disbanding of the ANC in the province in 2013 and was elected onto the PEC and subsequently PWC of the ANC last year. He also serves on the Elections, Organisational Renewal, Finance and Deployment Sub-Committees of the structure.
Story: YOLANDE NEL