ANC's eThekwini conference set to start

2015-05-02 08:02
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Durban - The ANC's highly-contested eThekwini regional conference is expected to elect new leaders when it takes place at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday.

eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo is likely to face his opponent, councillor Zandile Gumede, as the pair once again battle for the regional chairmanship position.

The conference, initially held in February, was declared null and void in March after members disputed its outcome. Nxumalo won by 253 votes to Gumede's 212.

Shortly after the conference, it emerged that three branches which had not been properly audited were allowed to participate in the elections, despite warnings from ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

The three branches allegedly swayed the votes in Nxumalo's favour.

Read more on:    anc  |  james nxumalo  |  zandile gumede  |  durban  |  local government  |  politics

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