Limpopo's presidential candidate vote outstanding
The nominations conference in Limpopo was shut down after a group stormed the venue.
JOHANNESBURG - With just two weeks to go until Mangaung, the African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo is still no closer to nominating its presidential preferences, but it has been given more time to provide its nominees to the ANC headquarters.
On Friday night, the nominations conference in Limpopo was shut down after a group, believed to be supporters of Jacob Zuma, stormed the venue.
ANC Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe said it may only be the middle of the week before the Limpopo branch of the party can provide its nominees.
The Limpopo branch spokesperson, Makonde Mathivha, said Friday night's interruptions were violent and unacceptable.
"They were intimidated, harassed by this group of hooligans.
"They were very violent and there was extensive damage to the property."
KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, the Free State and the Eastern Cape have all thrown their weight behind Zuma, while Gauteng is backing Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.
Nominations are still outstanding in the Western Cape, Limpopo and the North West provinces.