ANC acting chairperson Khaya Magaxa
Johannesburg - The contentious issue of eligibility of some delegates to participate in the ANC elective conference became the first hurdle on day one of the ANC elective conference.

The first day of the crucial gathering concluded with the failure to adopt credentials, calling into question whether a new leadership would be announced on Sunday evening.

The issue arose after the ANC national executive committee (NEC) decided to bar some delegates from voting at its national conference.


The NEC decided to exclude KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, and North West’s Bojanala district from voting at the conference. The leadership of these regions have had to contend with court challenges brought by disgruntled members.

We spoke to Western Cape ANC acting chairperson Khaya Magaxa about where credentials issue stands this morning. Video: Quinton Mtyala/IOL

Some delegates also claimed that there were places that had been wrongly allocated to other people for registration.

Credentials of delegates have to be adopted by the conference in order for voting of new leaders to proceed.

Just before 11pm on Saturday, it was decided to adjourn the first day as there was still a delay on the credentials' adoption.

Delegates were expected to return at 9am on Sunday to try and adopt credentials.

We spoke to Western Cape ANC acting chairperson Khaya Magaxa about where credentials issue stands this morning.

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