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Zuma tells KZN delegates to accept conference outcomes

President Jacob Zuma addressed ANC delegates and spoke extensively about divisions in the party.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma addressed ANC delegates and spoke extensively about divisions in the party.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma on Saturday told ANC delegates in KwaZulu-Natal to accept the outcome of the provincial conference.

The conference has been hit by delays and calls for unity as supporters show their support publicly for two candidates.

Voting got off to a rocky start in Pietermaritzburg yesterday with the process marred by many contesting vote counts with an independent election agency recounting the ballots.

Results are expected any time this weekend.

Tensions continue to simmer between supporters of KwaZulu-Natal ANC leader and Premier Senzo Mchunu and provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala.

Zuma addressed delegates and spoke extensively about divisions in the party.

He says divisions are undermining the functioning of the organisation.

He also warned against criticising ANC members and took swipes at former ANC leaders, who have commented on the party publicly, calling them politically immature.

Zuma also touched on what he would do when his presidential term comes to an end saying he would go back to the branches.

He again reiterated the importance of branches in all the government spheres.

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