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The ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal elective conference has been postponed indefinitely as the newly appointed provincial interim committee struggles to instil discipline in the two factions. In January, the ANC national executive committee suspended the provincial executive committee after a court nullified the November 2015 provincial elective conference. A provincial interim committee — headed by Mike Mabuyakhulu as the convenor and co-ordinated by Sihle Zikalala — was appointed. The committee, which drew members from both factions, was tasked with preparing ANC structures for a fresh elective conference within three months. But the divisions remained, with one faction supporting Cyril Ramaphosa and the other firmly behind Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Jacob Zuma. The provincial interim committee "has resolved that the provincial conference cannot be held in April [as scheduled]. If the regional conferences were to be held they can only be held in May, later or after the general elections next ...

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