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Counting begins at ANC office

2012-08-26 09:45

Johannesburg - Voting had finished and counting begun at the African National Congress' OR Tambo regional conference on Sunday morning, the ANC said.

Results would be announced once counting had been concluded later on Sunday, spokesperson Pindile Miza said.

Earlier, voting had begun after 05:00 on Sunday for the top five positions within the regional executive committee, said ANC Eastern Cape chairperson Pumulo Masualle in a statement.

"[This follows] the successful resumption of the conference yesterday evening," he said.

"Upon resumption the conference discussed the report tabled by the Conference Steering Committee about the discrepancies picked up from the credentials of the adjourned conference."

Delegate numbers were affirmed at the conference, with 582 out of 588 delegates attending.

Earlier this month, the original regional conference was adjourned before new leaders could be elected. Its shutdown came after allegations that membership figures were inflated, and that there were several "ghost" delegates.

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

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.

Comments
  • morne.demeillon - 2012-08-26 09:49

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      hermann.hanekom - 2012-08-26 12:01

      And they need virtually all day to count less than 600 votes. Amazing!

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-26 10:05

    who the hell cares, corrupt cheating scum

      newstwentyfour.owner - 2012-08-26 10:24

      I will remove you here on my platform,stop swearing now!

      henk63 - 2012-08-26 11:01

      formandzen I think he was joking.

  • michael.rampatla - 2012-08-26 10:05

    Anything associated wth this organisatin is stup and immature

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-26 11:50

      news24. And what say you to the millions of people that have not been able to get a job under the cANCer and their corruption. Must they be grateful too

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-26 10:17

    A basically healthy process. A military dictator is the alternative.

      henk63 - 2012-08-26 11:04

      If the whole process wasn't such a farce. Idiots quoting from past "heroes" whenever they get the chance, brainless, endless speaches while the rest is fast asleep etc. You will not last a day at these "conferences".

  • newstwentyfour.owner - 2012-08-26 10:23

    Hope i got a position.

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-26 11:36

      The only position that you are worthy off is the "bending over position" so that you can receive a kick in the arse

  • nick.raphala - 2012-08-26 10:53

    good leadership will be deserve a post after mangaung.ANC should apoint gud people for a podium

      henk63 - 2012-08-26 11:11

      Unfortunately, to the ANC and followers, good leadership has nothing to do with good decision making, but the ability to rouse the masses into a mindless frenzy. Until the majority has learned to recognise a good leader, we will have this unworthy lot at the helm.

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-08-26 10:56

    Ghost don't knows nothing about democracy therefore there shouldn't be ghosts ballots or votes. Remember that!

  • kim.buren - 2012-08-26 11:01

    They can count?

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-26 11:16

      NO they cant. The machines are doing the counting

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-26 11:19

      Forman if someone didn't steel the DVD player they could have mad use of that

      kim.buren - 2012-08-26 11:21

      They can work machines Barry?

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-26 11:25

      NO Kim its Automated AKA as "Sangoma Magic" to them

      kim.buren - 2012-08-26 11:29

      Best the Sangoma keeps out of this one. Last time it was a real mess

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-26 11:31

      The Sangomas have been involved in everything since 1994 and its been a mess ever since

      kim.buren - 2012-08-26 11:35

      Seems like a well paying job for these Sangomas

  • tony.ezendam - 2012-08-26 11:12

    Voting Africa style. The votes wil be counted, then recounted and recounted until the right party/delegate wins.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-08-26 11:27

    We will have to wait and see and hear what happens next.

  • Bafo Ngqunge - 2012-08-26 11:36

    Counting on top 6 concluded Zuma's group whacked. BGN

  • kevin.kramer111 - 2012-08-26 11:36

    I assume they will BEE using fingers and toes to count...?

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