Clive Ndou
Politics editor
1 minute read
22 Jul 2022
09:25

KZN ANC Conference | ANC KZN conference kicks off in Durban

Clive Ndou

The highly anticipated three day ANC elective conference kicks off today in Durban.

ANC elective 3 day conference in Durban.

The crucial ANC KwaZulu-Natal elective conference whose outcome has implications for the party’s national leadership race was on Friday morning scheduled to kick off in Durban.

The three-day provincial conference, which closes on Sunday, is being held at Durban’s Olive Convention Center.

According to the outgoing ANC provincial leadership, about 1 600 delegates will participate in the conference.

ANC members tipped to contest the ANC provincial chairperson position include Premier Sihle Zikalala – who is the incumbent, Finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Community Safety MEC Peggy Nkonyeni, KZN Legislature chair of chairs Siboniso Duma, businessperson Sandile Zungu and KZN provincial government former director-general Nhlanhla Ngidi.

However, to qualify to be a candidate, the nominees will have to be endorsed by 25% of the delegates.

ANC acting secretary general, Paul Mashatile, will officially open the conference on Friday morning while President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to close the gathering on Sunday afternoon.

Outgoing ANC provincial secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli, said indications were that the conference will run smoothly.

“We are not anticipating any major problems,” he said.

It is common for disgruntled ANC members to approach the courts in an attempt to interdict party conferences.

However, Ntuli said there had not been major disputes during the build-up to the conference.

“There are no litigants,” he said.