ANC’s KZN branch counts votes

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IOL pic nov26 anc flag Independent Newspapers The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal was still counting the votes from this weekend's gathering at 9pm on Sunday night. File photo: Phill Magakoe

Durban - Results of the African National Congress provincial nominations held in Durban would only be released late on Sunday night, said party officials.

“We are still counting and we are not sure what time we will be able to finish... We will release an official statement once everything is finalised,” said provincial spokesperson Senzo Mkhize at 9pm.

Journalists were advised to leave the Olive Convention Centre where the vote-counting was taking place.

KwaZulu-Natal boasts around 820 branches of the ANC. The province would thus send the most delegates to the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung in December.

On Saturday, KwaZulu-Natal premier and provincial executive committee chairperson Zweli Mkhize told delegates that the province was backing President Jacob Zuma for a second term.

He urged those going to Mangaung for the party's national elective conference to note that there were other matters to address, such as uniting the party and finding solutions to problems they were facing. - Sapa

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