Thousands of disgruntled ANC members from five regions are calling on the national leadership to postpone the provincial elective conference until the killing of prominent party members stops and all outstanding complaints about "gatekeeping" and other contentious issues are resolved. ANC members from Ukhahlamba, eThekwini, Lower South Coast, Harry Gwala and Moses Mabhida regions converged in Durban’s Curries Fountain Stadium on Sunday in protest. They said the ruling party’s values were being "hijacked" by individuals intent on stealing money from state institutions. They agreed to petition the ANC national leadership to postpone the provincial elective conference, which is expected within a few weeks. A separate meeting at the Ukhahlamba regional offices in northern KwaZulu-Natal was disrupted by ANC members brandishing traditional weapons and guns. They demanded that the provincial conference must be delayed and the regional leadership disbanded, charging that the leadership was ...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, Morningstar financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.