JOHANNESBURG – Voting for the top six leadership in the ANC is finally underway after several days of delay.
It is day three of the 54th ANC national conference which is held at Nasrec Johannesburg and over 4.776 ANC delegates have attended the conference as they seek to elect the new leadership in the party.
Credentials of delegates at the conference were adopted yesterday and voting started in the early hours of Monday morning with the Western Cape first to vote, followed by Free State and Mpumalanga.
Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma were officially nominated for position of president, and each candidate should get 2389 votes in order to win the election.
David Mabuza and Lindiwe Sisulu were officially nominated for position of deputy president, Gwede Mantashe and Nathi Mthethwa nominated for position of chairperson, Ace Magashule and Senzo Mchunu nominated for position of secretary general while Paul Mashatile and Maite Nkoana-mashabane nominated for position of treasure general.
Zweli Mkhize and Naledi Pandor declined their nominations.
While other provinces are yet to vote, officials say everything is running smoothly so far and hope all party members will accept the outcome of the election when results are announced later on the day.
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