Senzo Mchunu, ousted ANC chairman and former premier of KwaZulu-Natal, warned on Sunday that the party might lose the province in 2019 elections if the deep divisions in the organisation were not resolved. Mchunu was addressing the media after giving his political input in a closed session during a report-back on last week’s high court judgment setting aside the ANC’s 2015 provincial elective conference. The meeting, held at Durban’s Olive Convention Centre, was attended by more than 300 branches that form part of the so-called ANC rebels who took the party to court in July 2016, asking for a rerun of the controversial provincial conference, citing irregularities. The ANC rebels are heading for a showdown with the party’s provincial executive committee, which they want removed following the court ruling by Judge Jerome Mnguni. The ANC in the province is divided on who should be the next national party leader, with the provincial committee behind Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the other ...

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