Dlamini-Zuma's own branch has rejected her nomination and thrown its weight behind Ramaphosa

Dlamini-Zuma's own branch has rejected her nomination and thrown its weight behind Ramaphosa

- The branch which Dlamini-Zuma belongs to has nominated Cyril Ramaphosa as its candidate

- They claim that their efforts to hold their BGM has been disrupted

- The ANC regional spokesperson claims that the ward 32 leadership has been disbanded

Briefly.co.za learned from ewn.co.za that Ward 32 in eThekwini has nominated Cyril Ramaphosa as its candidate for the ANC presidency and has accused Dlamini-Zuma's supporters of frustrating its efforts to hold its branch general meeting (BGM).

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Due to the challenges, the branch has faced it had missed the deadline set my Gwede Mantashe. In order for the BGM to be held and the application process to start an official from the region must be deployed to the branch. This had not happened and as a result, the meeting could not be held.

Ward 32 secretary Siya Njokweni has written to the eThekweni region requesting an official to be deployed. Njokweni claimed that there was an effort to suppress the views of the branch from being expressed.

“The leadership within the region knows that our branch is in support for comrade Cyril Ramaphosa towards the national conference of the ANC.”

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The provincial ANC spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli has said that the ward 32 leadership had been disbanded and had no powers to convene a meeting.

Since the deadline imposed by Mantashe had lapsed he has given branches who still need to hold their meetings and submit their nominations a grace period which extends over the coming weekend.

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Source: Politics.briefly.co.za

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