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Police & ANC officials in Nasrec to ensure order and smooth processes

There are number of Gauteng traffic police stationed at the entrance of Nasrec and security officials checking accreditation of every person who arrives.

FILE: Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers. Picture: @JMPDSafety/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Police and party officials are ensuring everything is in order at the Nasrec venue before African National Congress (ANC) delegates arrive to start the registration process.

There are number of Gauteng traffic police stationed at the entrance of Nasrec and security officials checking accreditation of every person who arrives.

The conference has attracted attention world-wide with over 4,000 requests for accreditation.

At this stage, it’s mainly journalists and broadcasters who have arrived setting up for a day of expected delays.

While the programme is scheduled to start at 9 am, Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte said last night at the gala dinner that the registration process could only be completed by that time.

A business briefing is expected to get underway this morning, but that may also be delayed due to the scheduled special NEC meeting as the ANC tries to deal with the number of recent court rulings.

A total of over 6,000 people were expected to register at University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus.

Duarte said the registration process is thorough but time-consuming.

“Hopefully we will finish in the middle of the morning. It does take a bit of time. The process is quite thorough. It’s impossible for this process to be cheated.”

Duarte explained what is expected of those registering.

“Once you come and you sit down, the system will pick up your name, your ID number and the branch that you’re from. And you’ve taken a photograph at a pre-registration process.”

She said problems raised by delegates are being attended to but she insists they’re at a minimum.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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