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Disgruntled supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa in KwaZulu-Natal have called for the disbandment of the provincial interim committee (PIC) and for the provincial elective conference to be postponed until after the national elections in 2019.They have accused the interim structure, which replaced the provincial executive committee (PEC) that was suspended by the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) in January, of being factional and not supporting Ramaphosa and supporting former president Jacob Zuma instead.The PEC supported Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for ANC president during the party’s 54th national elective conference in Johannesburg in December but she lost to Ramaphosa who had sizeable support among ANC supporters in the province.The party’s leadership in the province has been on rocky ground‚ with a court challenge by a group of "rebels" having successfully nullified the elective process that resulted in the installation of the PEC in 2016.The group sought to nullify the le...

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