A small group of members of the African National Congress protest outside the venue of the 9th KwaZulu-Natal Electoral Conference in Durban.
Party members carry placards that read “Ramaphosa Must Go.”
This comes as Ramaphosa faces serious allegations related to an undisclosed amount of money that was allegedly stolen from him Phalaphala Farm in Limpopo.
Among the demonstrators is ANC veteran Carl Niehaus. He says they have urged the ANC’s national leaders to expel Ramaphosa from the party.
“I am here to say that Cyril Ramaphosa is not allowed to address this provincial conference because of the crimes that have been alleged against Cyril Ramaphosa, very serious crimes related to Phala Phala. There was a foreign exchange violation, kidnapping, torture.”
Niehaus adds: “We do not want a criminal to address a conference of the African National Congress. We have demanded from the ANC’s National Executive Committee that they must let Ramaphosa go. They haven’t done so yet, so we’re here to say he has to go and we don’t want him on these premises.”
Meanwhile, immediately after his election, provincial leader Siboniso Duma said they would work hard to restore public confidence in the ANC.
The party lost 18 municipalities, including eThekwini Metro. Security at the conference venue remains tight.
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Duma says Ramaphosa will no longer officially close the province’s 9th electoral conference.
Duma says it’s because the ANC president has other commitments. According to the Duma, Ramaphosa congratulated the newly elected ANC provincial leadership.
“In the morning he congratulated the new management. And we have a nice relationship with the President. And unfortunately today he has another commitment, so the chairman will close the conference, but we only received warm greetings and revolutionary greetings from the President this morning.”
Duma defeated Sihle Zikalala by 930 votes to 665.
Mdumiseni Ntuli was forced to vacate office to make way for newly elected provincial secretary Bheki Mtolo, who won by 894 votes to 699.
Sipho Hlomuka made a comeback as Deputy Provincial Secretary.
And the new provincial treasurer of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is Ntuthuko Mahlaba.
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Small group of ANC members protest at KZN conference – SABC News
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