SA is holding its breath as ANC delegates continue to vote for the party’s next president at the national elective conference under way at Nasrec. Months of feverish campaigning and crisscrossing the country by the two frontrunners, ANC MP Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and party deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, have drawn to a close, leaving their fate — and that of the nation — in the hands of 4,776 delegates. Voting kicked off late last night and just one more province had to cast its ballot by midmorning on Monday. On Sunday night both factions met their delegates for a final head count. The race is extremely close, and like the beginning, its end hinges on swing province Mpumalanga. While Ramaphosa is ahead in terms of the number of nominations from branches, Dlamini-Zuma has an edge in terms of the size of the provinces backing her. Meanwhile, inside the plenary, national executive committee member Fikile Mbalula will deliver a report on organisational renewal. Result The announcemen...

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