Eric Naki
Political Editor
4 minute read
9 May 2022
5:35 am

ANC conference could collapse – Here’s why

Eric Naki

The ANC's Eastern Cape elective conference will determine Ramaphosa's future in the ruling party.

ANC flag flies during the Gauteng ANC manifesto launch. Photo by Gallo Images/Beeld/ Thapelo Maphakela

The Eastern Cape ANC provincial conference was heading for collapse late yesterday as members could not agree on the credentials for the meeting to proceed. Delegates sang freedom songs inside and outside the East London International Convention Centre to while away time. “This conference is not going to happen,” said one delegate, who preferred to remain anonymous. An agreement could not be reached on the number of delegates and who qualified to vote. This after some branches were disqualified when their branch general meeting results were found to have been manipulated. All these issues caused tension and shouting among delegates...