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Eastern Cape ANC votes for leaders

2012-08-06 11:59

Johannesburg - Voting began for the top five positions of the ANC's OR Tambo region, in the Eastern Cape, on Monday morning, provincial spokesperson Mlibo Qoboshiyane said.

"The voting began in the early hours of this morning, and it is now is in full-swing," he said.

"We have 587 voting delegates, and they will be voting throughout the day. We will begin counting the votes after they are done and it is highly probable that we will know the outcomes today."

The regional congress began on Saturday. However, it was delayed due to disputes over the delegates' credentials.

"The credentials were provisionally accepted yesterday [Sunday], after all the issues were dealt with," Qoboshiyane said.

"The congress accepted the outcome on credentials."

The Sowetan reported on Monday that the congress came to a halt on Sunday after allegations that some of the membership figures were inflated, and that there were several "ghost" delegates.

The outcome of the election would be integral to President Jacob Zuma's bid to retain the leadership of the party at its national congress in Mangaung at the end of the year.

The region is the largest in the Eastern Cape, and the second largest ANC region in the country after eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal - Zuma's home province.

The battle for chairmanship of the region was reportedly between current chair Thandekila Sabisa, who is allegedly pushing for a change in the national leadership, and William Ngozi, who is allegedly part of the Zuma lobby group.
The congress is being held at the Walter Sisulu University's Zamukulungiswa campus, in Mthatha.

Comments
  • peter.ndamase - 2012-08-06 12:11

    Any leader who has balls to campaign against outgoing Zuma must get the vote!!!

  • john.turner.58760608 - 2012-08-06 12:31

    There are 587 votes to be counted and it is only probable that they will have the he result today. How long does it take to count so few votes, or does the voting continue until the "correct" result is achieved? Knowing the eductional capabilities of the typical ANC cadre in the Eastern Cape, they have to take their shoes and socks off to count up to 20. I am to much of a gentleman to suggest what they do to count above 20.

  • boffin.bobreturns - 2012-08-06 12:40

    There are leaders in the Eastern Cape ?

      mveleli.mbombo - 2012-08-06 13:19

      really boffin? cant believe anyone in his right mind set would ask that after the most successful leader in the world resides in the Eastern cape.

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-08-06 13:44

      Then Mveleli pray explain the state of affairs in the eastern cape...

      boffin.bobreturns - 2012-08-06 13:58

      @mveleli. I am going to have to : 1. Give myself an extra thumbs up. 2. You a thumbs down. 3. And...Big thumbs up for jack.

  • mtakatiwezindaba.makokoroshi - 2012-08-06 22:53

    ingcibi yezikhali ifa ngezikhali. umzingeli wembila ufela emaweni

  • Singatha - 2012-08-07 11:47

    And in other news today "Fraud Rocks ANC Elections"(http://www.dispatch.co.za/news/article/3846).What to make of it,what to make of it...Politics of the belly and a hungry one at that,God save the ANC from it's self and by default the rest of the population.

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