ANC delegates arrive for conference

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iol pic sa conference ANC delegates REUTERS Delegates to the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) sing and dance in the streets of Bloemfontein.


Bloemfontein -

Delegates started arriving at the University of the Free State for the ANC's national elective conference on Sunday.

Small groups of ANC members in black and white party T-shirts trekked through the campus to the cricket field where the main plenary tent was set up.

The conference was expected to start at 8.30am.

President Jacob Zuma would deliver his political report in the morning followed by secretary-general Gwede Mantashe's organisational report.

On Sunday night, delegates would nominate their preferred candidates for the African National Congress' top six officials.

The electoral commission would also reveal who had accepted nomination.

Delegates would also get to nominate candidates from the floor provided the motion was supported by 25 percent of the conference. - Sapa

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