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ANC N West moves nominations to Rustenburg

Sapa

The ANC North West moved its provincial general council to Rustenburg, two days after the party's deadline for nominations.

North West chairperson Supra Mahumapelo supports the nomination of President Jacob Zuma for a second term.

The ANC North West moved its provincial general council (PGC) to Rustenburg on Sunday – two days after the party's deadline for nominations for its elective conference.

Provincial chairperson Supra Mahumapelo hoped the conference would start by 3pm. The region was to have held its conference at the Kosmos Hall in Hartbeespoort on Friday.

However, proceedings were delayed because of verification issues and because of a parallel conference being held in Mafikeng. The parallel conference was organised by provincial secretary Kabelo Mataboge, who was supporting the nomination of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe for president of the party.

Mahumapelo supports the nomination of President Jacob Zuma for a second term.

The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) has endorsed the Hartbeespoort conference as the official PGC.

Delegates were given the green light to start registering on Saturday, but the conference delayed again while the provincial executive committee and national executive committee (NEC) members held talks overnight to try and resolve the parallel conference problem.

It was decided at the meeting that the two factions would come together and hold one PGC at a new venue in Rustenburg.

The official deadline for all provinces to hold their nomination conference was Friday.

Two other ANC provinces – Limpopo and the Western Cape – have also failed to hold PGCs.

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said the party's national working committee was meeting on Sunday to discuss the problems with nomination conferences.

The NEC would meet on Monday. – Sapa

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