Fearing an outbreak of violence that characterised  branch general meetings in the lead up to the ANC’s Mpumalanga conference, the party’s treasurer-general and acting secretary-general Paul Mashatile has pleaded with delegates to ensure that the proceedings do not descend into chaos.

Mashatile, who is tipped to contest the position of deputy president when the ANC convenes its national conference in December, addressed delegates on the first day of the provincial conference where factional battles have led to Mpumalanga only now holding its first elective conference since deputy president David Mabuza’s departure in 2017...

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