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Zandile Gumede loses nomination for KZN leadership over ANC resolution – SABC News

Former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede, accused of fraud and corruption, has rejected the African National Congress’s nomination as provincial treasurer in KwaZulu-Natal. This is despite the fact that he was nominated for the post without a dissenting vote.

The nomination of the top five ANC KwaZulu-Natal leaders is currently taking place at the Olive Convention Center in Durban as part of the ruling party’s East Coast Provincial Conference.

Gumede declined the nomination due to a misstep resolution passed at the ANC’s 54th National Conference. The resolution in question stipulates that ANC members who are alleged to have been involved in corruption should “step aside” pending further investigation.

Jomo Sibiya and Ntuthuko Mahlaba subsequently accepted the designation of the Provincial treasure.

More than 1,600 delegates are attending the conference, and many have shown some resistance to how the process is proposed to be conducted. The delegates were particularly unhappy that the financial and secretarial reports were not accepted either. Nevertheless, the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) was dissolved to allow nominations and voting.

Other candidates for the top five party leadership positions include Sihle Zikalala, who is battling Siboniso Duma to retain the provincial chair, while Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane and Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu have been named deputy chairs.

Incumbent provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli has been nominated for the same role Kokstad mayor Bheki Mtolo is running for, while Sipho Hlumuka and Nontembeko Boyce have accepted nominations for the deputy secretary posts.

The conference also plans to nominate and vote for the next PEC.

Voting will take place on Saturday, and the results will be announced on Saturday evening.



Zandile Gumede loses nomination for KZN leadership over ANC resolution – SABC News

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