- Mpumalanga delegates are being paid not to get bribed at eh elective conference
- SACP leader has called for unity behind Ramaphosa to win the ANC presidency
- This years elective conference is the most divisive in recent history
Some African National Congress delegates from Mpumalanga have been given what they call 'pocket money' to reduce the chances of them being bribed into selling their vote.
Briefly.co.za learned that South African Congress Leader Luck Mbuyani was speaking at the Elijah Mango College outside Mbombela when he revealed that the delegates would be receiving money.
Mbuyani went on to explain that the delegates heading for this year's conference were the most divided of the provinces and were supporting a number of presidential hopefuls according to ewn.co.za.
While at the event where Mbuyani was speaking the crowds were singing songs supporting Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The SACP leader pleaded with the crowd to unite behind Rampahosa and to take back the ANC.
Ramaphosa fell short of being the official provincial nominee by six votes, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma becomes the nominated candidate instead, with 123 votes.
223 branches voted for 'unity' and abstained from voting in an attempt to create a negotiation 'space' for the delegates. This initiative was spearheaded by the ANC provincial leader David Mabuza.
Currently Ramaphosa is leading the race but Dlamini-Zuma is not far behind, the outcome of the elective conference to close to call. Delegates can also change their vote as the voting takes place in secret which opens the conference up to manipulation.
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