Lawyers representing the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal in its court battle against so-called rebel branches have rubbished the allegation that a Twitter account prematurely posted election results from the party’s 2015 provincial conference. The case was underway in the Pietermaritzburg High Court before a full bench of Judges Sharmaine Balton‚ Piet Koen and Mahendra Chetty. According to the branches‚ a tweet from an ANC account — posted while voting was still underway — predicted the precise outcome of the election that saw Sihle Zikalala replace Senzo Mchunu as provincial chairperson. But ANC lawyer Adv Greg Harpur labelled it a mischievous tweet‚ a view that was first stated by Zikalala. "The tweet was not from an official ANC account and it was a fake tweet. As Mr Zikalala said‚ it’s mischievous to rely on the tweet. Mr Zikalala does not know the source of the tweet‚" Harpur submitted on Thursday‚ the second day of the trial. However‚ Harpur did acknowledge that the tweet‚ released at ab...

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