The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal said there were still strong indications that the Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma campaign was being sabotaged in that province.
Dlamini-Zuma is running to become President of the African National Congress (ANC).
Even though many of the KwaZulu-Natal BGMs were not concluded in time, the province is still the most likely to move the needle at the 54th National Conference of the African National Congress. There is a genuine scramble for votes in that province and the ANCYL feels like the game is being rigged.
This despite Dlamini-Zuma getting the most branch nominations in that province thus far, in addition to her number of votes being increased less than 24 hours after the “official results” were announced.
“There is a sustained or a consistent plan to try and undermine the numbers of the ANC in KZN. If we can give an example 20 branches,” Thanduxolo Sabelo, KZN ANC Youth League Secretary, told ENCA on Tuesday.
There are many regions in KZN where numbers for Dlamini-Zuma are still being disputed. Sabelo was making reference to those cases.
The thing about KZN is that the branches in that province are huge, which translates to more delegates ahead of the elective conference. There is a lot at stake and Sabelo thinks the branches with the really big numbers are the ones being excluded from the process.
“So, that’s why we say there’s a plan to try and undermine the numbers in KZN. This seems to be cooked through the elections which has been mandated by the National Executive Committee.”