- The former AU chairperson has secured her third province
- KZN is the largest of the ANC provinces and counts for a large portion of the total nominations
- Although Ramaphosa still commands the lead, the ANC Youth and Women's leagues can still be the deciding factor
Briefly.co.za has confirmed that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has won the majority of the nominations in KwaZulu-Natal, the province has also nominated her as their preferred candidate for the presidency.
The win was unsurprising due to the former AU chairpersons strong power base in the province. She won a massive 433 nominations from branches, and Ramaphosa managed to secure 193 votes according to the citizen.co.za.
This is the third province to officially support Dlamini-Zuma along with the Free State and Mpumalanga. This brings the former wife of Jacob Zuma a total of 1437 votes. She has managed to significantly reduce the massive lead Ramaphosa had enjoyed up to now but he still leads with 1865 nominations.
Dlamini-Zuma has an added advantage with the support of the ANC Women's League and the ANC Youth League which may end up being the deciding factor in December.
The nominations at this point in the election process are not formal and the delegates can change their minds and vote for another candidate. This elective conference has proven to be extremely divisive with many fearing that the ANC may see another splinter party forming after the conference.
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