Pro-Zuma region disorganised before Mangaung

2012-10-29 12:59
The ANC in the eThekwini region, which is a key stronghold for President Jacob Zuma, is disorganised ahead of the Mangaung elective conference in December.

There were reports of ghost branch members, branch infighting and the exclusion of long-standing members from the voters’ roll, the Mercury reported today.

According to the newspaper, former national police commissioner Bheki Cele had been excluded from the voters’ roll in Ward 74, Lamontvillle, Durban, ahead of the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung in December.

Cele told the newspaper he saw nothing sinister in his exclusion and blamed “inefficient administration”.

Members whose names are not on the roll cannot be part of the Mangaung nomination process or part of delegations to Mangaung.

Those thought to be anti-Zuma were reportedly being sidelined.

In KwaZulu-Natal, only 445 of 824 branches had held general meetings so far.