The The Eastern Cape African National Congress (ANC) election conference starts on Saturday morning with a keynote address from the party’s chairman, Gwede Mantashe.
Representatives gather in East London in East Cape at the party’s 9th District Conference.
The aim is to elect a new party leader for Austurhöfði this weekend. Registration for the conference went on Friday.
More than 1,500 eligible voters are expected to attend the conference this weekend.
Several members of the government are also being sent to the district to support and ensure a successful conference.
ANC Eastern Cape Conference starts on Friday:
In 2017, the district election conference became a mess where delegates threw chairs at each other while fighting for credentials.
Earlier, Oscar Mabuyane, the district chairman of the district, who is fighting with his former treasurer Babalo Madikizela, said that they are work ahead to avoid the recurrence of violence.
He also warned that some national leaders would come to East Cape to sow division for their own self-interest.
Oscar Mabuyane, Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC), Eastern Cape, has assured a representative that security has been tightened – for which the registration process the party’s ninth election starts on Friday.
Mabuyane, Babalo Madikizela and Mlibo Qoboshiyane are vying for the chairmanship.
Speaking at a press conference in East London on Friday, Mabuyane said: “The issue of representative security is guaranteed. You can see [in and around] of the district, how we have tightened security. People will be free as representatives to express their views and ensure that they help the ANC continue to grow. The Credentials Committee, which is headed by the Secretary of State (Lulama Ngcukayitobi). So that issue will be addressed at the appropriate time, “Mabuyane explained.
The video below describes more about the election conference:
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