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ANC probes branch nomination fraud

A task team will investigate fraud and corruption claims at ANC branch nomination meetings.

ANC flag. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Allegations of fraud and corruption at ANC branch nomination meetings could possibly undermine the integrity of the ruling party's elective conference in Mangaung.

The _Sunday Independent _is reporting that President Jacob Zuma and the ANC's National Working Committee established three task teams to investigate the matter.

Claims have emerged that the branch nomination process is being manipulated through gatekeeping, fraudulent membership and intimidation.

Meanwhile, the ANC on Saturday confirmed it established a team to investigate the claims.

The ruling has described the report as inaccurate and sensationalist.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said only 30 complaints were received and that these had nothing to do with fraud or corruption.

Branches have two weeks left to submit the names of their preferred candidates to lead the party.

The Mangaung conference is set to take place in December.