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Johannesburg -

The ANC will brief the media on Tuesday on its nomination conferences, following a special national executive committee (NEC) meeting held to discuss problems encountered during nomination conferences in some provinces.

Conferences in Limpopo and the Western Cape were disrupted at the weekend. At the meetings party members were meant to select candidates to stand for leadership posts at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung later this month.

The two provinces were awaiting a decision by the ANC's NEC on whether they should still hold provincial councils.

The deadline for nomination conferences was November 30.

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe told SAfm on Monday morning the NEC would decide how to handle the two provinces.

“They've gone past the deadline. If there must be any exemption, it must be a resolution of the NEC,” he said.

The Limpopo ANC had to cancel its conference on Friday night when a group of “violent hooligans” disrupted proceedings, forcing delegates to flee the venue, provincial spokesman Makonde Mathivha said at the time.

He claimed the event was disrupted by a group wearing T-shirts with President Jacob Zuma's face printed on them.

The ANC in the Western Cape adjourned its event early on Saturday morning without endorsing candidates because of logistical delays, including the verification of branch delegates.

The conference reconvened at 9pm on Saturday night, but failed again. - Sapa


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