Yet another pro-Cyril Ramaphosa subregion of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is crying foul after its powers were abruptly taken away. Last Tuesday leaders of the Umsinga subregion, under the ANC’s Inkosi Bhambatha region, were informed that their powers of calling a meeting and co-ordinating branches had been taken away by the party’s regional executive committee (REC). The stripping of the subregion’s powers come just weeks after the ANC provincial executive committee (PEC), which is strongly campaigning for former AU chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to succeed her former husband President Jacob Zuma as ANC president, stripped the powers of the Lower South Coast region, whose leaders have come out in support of Ramaphosa. The Lower South Coast has since appealed against this decision to the national executive committee (NEC). The meeting between the National Working Committee and the Lower South Coast region to hear the appeal was held in the South Coast last Monday. In 2016, the PEC di...

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