Supporters of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa are to raise alleged irregularities over the election of secretary-general Ace Magashule at the plenary session of the party’s national conference on Tuesday - and are requesting another recount. The Ramaphosa camp was shocked by Magashule’s election. The party’s electoral agency announced on Monday night that Magashule had beaten former KwaZulu-Natal chairman Senzo Mchunu to the post by a mere 24 votes. The group is querying the failure to count some 63 votes for Mchunu, which they say had not been counted. The votes were apparently from delegates in KwaZulu-Natal, one region in Limpopo and one region in the Western Cape. The 63 votes were said to be set aside as special votes. They are set to raise the matter in plenary and are also demanding a recount. Business Day reported on Tuesday that Mchunu had, in the first count, won the position, but head of elections and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma backer Nomvula Mokonyane had demanded a recount of...

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