Just as the ANC was preparing to open its elective conference, the doors to the delegates’ accreditation centre at the main entrance of UJ were shut
The group is there to demand recognition as the first indigenous people in the land which now makes up the Republic of South Africa.
The ANC entered into an alliance with the SACP, Cosatu and Sanco in 1993, and has won elections with the three bodies campaigning for them since.
Zuma said “ill-discipline” has caused ANC members to take the party to court or to side openly with the opposition.
Analyst Tinyiko Maluleke says the exclusion of 54 PEC members and 40 Bojanala branches from voting will not adversely affect Dlamini-Zuma’s fortunes
“Unity” is reportedly an instruction from ANC Mpumalanga chairperson DD Mabuza for branches not to pick an individual
The NEC of the ANC has resolved that all party structures nullified by courts will not have voting status at the conference