Ntombi Ngubane has been elected as a chairperson ANC in the Inkosi Bhambatha (Umzinyathi) region.
She was elected after the region convened an elective conference in Dundee, north of KwaZulu-Natal this weekend.
Ngubane got 125 votes, beating her counterpart, Lucky Moloi who got 111 votes on Sunday morning.
Moloi, who is the husband of the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Bongi Sithole-Moloi, wanted to be re-elected a chairperson as part of the slate which included the former mayor of Greytown’s Umvoti Local Municipality, Thami Ngubane.
For the deputy chairperson role, Sinethemba Radebe won after getting 121 votes, beating Thami Ngubane who got 114.
With 122 votes, Lucky Khumalo was elected the regional secretary beating Bheki Lembede who got 111.
The new deputy secretary is Sphelele Ngcobo who got 122 votes, beating Lungi Mabaso who got 114 votes.
Linda Ngubane was elected as a regional treasurer.
The largely rural Inkosi Bhambatha region includes towns like Dundee, Greytown, Nquthu and the politically volatile uMsinga and is located in the north-western part of KwaZulu-Natal.