Chaos unfolds as Dlamini-Zuma gets additional 15 KZN votes


More chaos has unfolded at the African National Congress (ANC) PGC in KwaZulu-Natal, after the Elexions Agency announced that there had been discrepancies in the initial set of branch results for that province.

On Monday, the ANC PGC announced that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma had received 433 branch nomination votes, as the governing party prepares for its 54th National Conference later this month.

However, after a series of complaints were lodged, it was decided that Dlamini-Zuma should, in fact, have secured 454 nominations in total. This was confirmed by the Elexions Agency’s Bontle Mpakanyane on Tuesday morning.

The regions that came under the microscope, during the review, were Moses Mabhida and Abaqulusi. Significantly, though, the change does not have an impact KwaZulu-Natal’s preferred choice of Presidntial candidate ahead of the ANC’s elective conference.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had done everything that he could to divide KwaZulu-Natal and it does not look like those intensive efforts have yielded positive results. He could only secure nominations from 191 branches, following the change in the figures. That is two less than the number of votes he had recorded at the end of business on Monday.

KwaZulu-Natal’s preferred candidate for ANC Deputy President – and team Dlamini-Zuma member – David Mabuza also won over the favour of delegates in KwaZulu-Natal this week, after he secured 449 of the province’s votes.

Nathi Mthethwa is the preferred choice for National Chairman, Ace Magashule is the preferred choice for Secretary General, Jessie Duarte is the preferred choice for Deputy Secretary General, while Nomvula Mokonyane is the preferred choice for Treasurer-General.