ANC Mpumalanga to convene general council

Despite the court challenge, the Mpumalanga ANC’s Sasekani Manzini says the policy consolidation will go ahead this morning, saying its legitimate.

African National Congress (ANC) Mpumalanga chairperson David Mabuza at Mbombela Stadium on 1 December 2017. Picture: Screengrab

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Mpumalanga general council is expected to convene this morning to consolidate its policy suggestions to present at the elective conference.

Last week, the same council met to pronounce its preferred leadership presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

However, that PGC gathering, is now being challenged in court by another presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa asking the High Court in Pretoria to nullify it.

Despite the court challenge, the Mpumalanga ANC’s Sasekani Manzini says the policy consolidation will go ahead this morning, saying its legitimate.

“There is no way we could have manipulated the process.”

At the same time, another video has emerged showing a group of people wearing yellow t-shirts and flaunting R200 notes apparently in support of the party’s provincial chair David Mabuza.

Phosa has claimed that Mabuza has a private militia with a sole mandate to disrupted branch general councils.

In the video, people can be heard shouting praises for the money they received.

ANC’s Manzini has however dismissed any manipulation of BGMs saying the outcome was the view of branches.