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Mpumalanga ANC elects new leader

Mpumalanga agriculture minister David Mabuza was elected as chairperson of the African National Congress in Mpumalanga, South African Broadcasting Corporation news reported on Saturday.

Mabuza received 388 votes ahead of rival Mbombela mayor Lassy Chiwayo’s 305 votes at the party’s 10th provincial conference in Nelspruit.

Charles Makola was appointed as deputy chairperson and Lucky Ndinisa was elected as secretary.

Sinana Dlamini has been appointed to the position of deputy secretary and Clifford Mkansi to the treasury position.

The conference, which ends on Sunday, had various items on its agenda for discussion including strengthening branches, social transformation, the media, peace and security and the 2009 elections. — Sapa

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