Two ANC regions in KwaZulu-Natal that have been identified by the party’s top brass as problematic will finally hold their elective conferences on Thursday. The ANC announced in a statement on Wednesday that the Moses Mabhida and Harry Gwala regions — which had threatened to halt the recently held provincial elective conference (PEC) — had met their 70% threshold to convene conferences to elect new leadership. ANC provincial chair Sihle Zikalala will officially open the Moses Mabhida conference while his deputy Mike Mabuyakhulu will address the Harry Gwala regional conference. The Moses Mabhida region‚ which is made up of Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas‚ is the third-largest in the province after eThekwini and Musa Dladla in Richards Bay. Ahead of the ANC provincial conference in July the Moses Mabhida‚ Harry Gwala‚ eThekwini and Lower South Coast regions had been identified as problematic by the ANC. The regions were deeply divided between Cyril Ramaphosa supporters and thos...

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