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2017-12-01 06:00
ANC Provincial Deputy Secretary and Harry Gwala District Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe.PHOTO: KHAYA MAGENU

ANC Provincial Deputy Secretary and Harry Gwala District Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe.PHOTO: KHAYA MAGENU

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KZN ANC Provincial Deputy Secretary and Harry Gwala District Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe is hopeful that KZN ANC branches will attend the December conference, united.

He told Fever this after the KZN ANC provincial working committee appointed the provincial appeal committee to solve problems facing branch general meetings.

Ndobe was appointed convener of the committee, which included Mdumiseni Ntuli, Gugu Simelane Zulu,
Sipho Gcabashe, Maggie Govender and Lydia Johnson.

For the past few weeks they have listened to KZN branch complaints in a bid to try to resolve them.

At some branch meetings chaos erupted when members were nominating between Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa to be the next ANC president at the upcoming ANC national conference.

Two weeks ago some branches at Umuziwabantu ANC Sub-branch in Harding fought tooth and nail over the nomination between the two.

Ndobe confirmed this and said complaints included the non-appearance of members’ names on the voters role and meeting quorums.

“Some dispute there was no quorum to convene the meeting, others say there was a quorum,” said

Another issue, Ndobe said, was that ANC deployees, such as the regional executive members tasked with managing branch general meetings allegedly took sides at

“Another issue was the irregularity in the process of branch general meetings. Initially, when we started to resolve the problems there were 30 appeals lodged at the provincial, including appeals that were sent directly to ANC national head office at Luthuli House that were brought back to the province.

“When we listened to the problems the appeals branches started coming up more and more and 100 appeals were lost,” said Ndobe.

He said when they spoke to those who had appealed they found there were no grounds for the appeal, it was just that they were unhappy with the outcome of the branch general meetings or they had a different perspective about the nomination of the leadership at the ANC national conference.

He said they dismissed appeals of most of the branches because they were found to be baseless.

Ndobe said eight branches had their appeal upheld meaning they will rerun their branch general meetings - three in Lower South Coast and one in Harry Gwala region.


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