The battles among ANC structures in major provinces continue to rage this week, with the losing Eastern Cape camp expecting that the conference at which former chairman Phumulo Masualle was ousted could be nullified. Masualle and his allies met the ANC’s national officials on Monday and are said to be confident that the party’s top leaders were sympathetic to their cause, which could see the recent elective conference in East London invalidated. On Wednesday, the officials are expected to meet the winning bloc, led by Oscar Mabuyane, whose election as chairman at the September conference was a boost for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidential bid. The developments in the Eastern Cape emerged on Tuesday as a group aligned to Senzo Mchunu in KwaZulu-Natal filed papers opposing an appeal of the high court judgment declaring the election of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma backer Sihle Zikalala and his provincial executive unlawful and invalid. The Mchunu group put up a fierce argument in...

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