Senzo Mchunu, Cyril Ramaphosa and Edwin Mkhize at the ANC rally in Ezibukweni Sports Field in Jozini. Picture: THULI DLAMINI
Senzo Mchunu, Cyril Ramaphosa and Edwin Mkhize at the ANC rally in Ezibukweni Sports Field in Jozini. Picture: THULI DLAMINI

The mistaken belief by Senzo Mchunu’s supporters that he had been elected the new secretary-general of the ANC, ended up being an embarrassing episode for their preferred candidate.

Mchunu was competing with Ace Magashule for the position, and the winner was announced on Monday night during the party’s 54th national conference.

Seconds after the election results were disclosed‚ Mchunu’s supporters‚ confident that he had won‚ cheered and carried him towards the stage.

This is the moment Senzo Mchunu supporters thought that he had been voted as secretary-general at the ANC’s 54th elective conference and carried him to the stage when it was actually Ace Magashule...

But they then realised that Magashule had received 24 more votes than Mchunu.

He landed up on stage only to shake hands with some of the members of the top six that had been announced, then walked back to his seat among the KwaZulu-Natal delegates attending the conference.

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