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Last ditch bid to halt ANC's Northern Cape elective conference

Politics

Kimberley – In a final bid to postpone the ANC provincial elective conference, a group of ANC members approached the powers that be at Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Monday to pull the plug on the conference until their disputes are resolved.

A members march was held outside the ANC offices in Du Toitspan Road last week, where up to 6 000 members claimed that they had been excluded from the database even though they were members in good standing.

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ANC members, who have been excluded from the membership database picketed in Du Toitspan Road infront of the provincial office. Picture: Soraya Crowie

Members also warned that there could be bloodshed if the conference went ahead as planned, from Thursday until Sunday in Colesberg.

“Things can take a nasty turn because the conference has been predetermined and delegates were hand-picked. Anything can happen because people are desperate to be elected into positions of power and gain access to state resources.”

They said they would disrupt the conference.

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