700 delegates vote twice after omission

2012-12-19 18:30

About 700 ANC delegates were forced to vote twice after a national executive committee candidate was accidentally left off the Mangaung conference ballot.

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, who is among those who voted twice, confirmed that Dipuo Letsatsi Duba’s name had been omitted from the earlier ballot. She is a candidate from Limpopo who was nominated from the conference floor.

The first 700 delegates who voted twice have blacks marks on two of their fingers to show they had cast their ballots more than once.

Earlier, Business Day reported that Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson had been left out.

A pending storm temporarily halted voting for the additional 80 NEC members, but delegates were expected to continue casting their ballots once it had passed.

Mantashe said the outcome of the voting is scheduled to be announced tomorrow.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.