ANC conference: 'Logistical process running smoothly so far'

Paul Mashatile says they need to ensure all delegates who are supposed to be at the conference are registered accordingly and ready when the conference starts.

FILE: ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) chair Paul Mashatile says so far the logistical process of the conference is running smoothly with all provinces arriving on time for Saturday's crucial conference.

As the host province, Mashatile says they need to ensure all delegates who are supposed to be at the conference are registered accordingly and ready when the conference starts.

“We’re very delighted as Gauteng that we’re the hosts and so far we know that all the provinces have arrived. Last night I was at the registration point and everybody was registering.”

But ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says there might be delays due to the emergency NEC meeting.

He says the party wants to iron out all problems before formally starting the conference to avoid any interruptions.

“Even if there are delays, we want to make sure that when we start, we start without any challenges or any obstacles. Even if we start 30 minutes late, but when we start we must start full-swing.”

Kodwa adds that if any ANC members refuse to accept the outcome of certain crucial decisions, strict measures are in place to deal with ill-disciplined members.

He's also quashed reports of alleged buying of votes.

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