Mabuza re-elected Mpuma ANC leader
Mbombela - David Mabuza was re-elected as chairperson of the African National Congress in Mpumalanga in the province's elective conference on Saturday.
The SABC reported that Mabuza won uncontested.
It had been widely speculated that Health MEC Clifford Mkasi would stand against him, but he withdrew from the race.
Mabuza - reportedly a close ally of Zuma - received overwhelming support during the ANC regional conferences, with four regions showed their support for him.
It is believed that Mabuza's victory could indicate how the province will vote at the ANC elective conference in December. Mabuza's re-election came in the midst criticism of his leadership by the ANC Youth League and the SA Communist Party.
Mabuza's detractors have repeatedly complained about widespread corruption, divisions within the ANC and political infighting.
Mabuza is also accused of failing to deal with numerous political assassinations in the province while he has held office.