JOHANNESBURG, The debacle surrounding the disputed results of the election of the Secretary-General of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), during its ongoing 54th National Elective Conference here, might end up in court, says the Chairperson of the ANC for North West Province, Supra Mahumapelo.
In the voting for the top six positions of the party, whose results were declared Monday, the fiercely contested position was won by former Free State Province ANC Chairperson Ace Magashule by a narrow margin against former KwaZulu-Natal Province Chairperson Senzo Mchunu but supporters of Mchunu are challenging the results, saying at least 68 votes were not counted.
Whilst awaiting for a solution, Mahumapelo said those challenging the results as being advancing personal interests. It might end up in court and if it goes to court the ANC will have to deal with the consequence for this matter to be taken to court. Unfortunately, we now have the cadreship amongst ourselves, the reputation of the ANC they just care (about) their own individual reputation and their own interest.
Meanwhile, the ANC’s newly-elected president, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, has urged delegates at the 54th National Congress to elect committed and credible individuals into the 80-strong National Executive Committee. Delegates on Tuesday started electing members of the NEC, which is the highest decision-making body of the party between conferences.
Speaking on the sidelines of the conference at Nasrec, Johannesburg, during his first public appearance since being elected ANC president, he said: Right now, we are going to be voting for the rest of the NEC members, the 80 members, and we are making a choice from more than 200 delegates. So, our delegates here have the freedom of picking and choosing those that they know will be able to serve the ANC with distinction as members of the NEC.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK