ANC delegates satisfied with voting process

The party insists it will announce the results of the vote sometime on Monday.

The ANC plenary to announce nominations has begun at Nasrec on 17 December 2017. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Eight hours into voting at the African National Congress (ANC)'s national conference at Nasrec, delegates who have already cast their ballots have told Eyewitness News they are happy with the process so far.

The party insists it will announce the results of the vote sometime on Monday.

Delegates from five provinces have already made their marks while the biggest delegation, from KwaZulu-Natal, are currently at the ballot boxes.

Only Gauteng delegates are yet to vote.

Eyewitness News has spoken to voting delegates from KwaZulu-Natal from both the Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma camps.

So far they are satisfied with both the pace and procedural aspect of the voting process despite KZN having the largest number of delegates.

It’s understood that security at the booths is tight, with an ID or driver’s license being requested before voters are allowed inside.

On Sunday, the issue of identification caused debate inside the plenary when a delegate stood up to say that their accreditation is the only form of verification needed to be allowed into the booth.

It now appears as though that has been rejected with both sides expressing satisfaction with how swiftly the process has gone so far.

Meanwhile, the start of today’s official program has been moved by three hours with plenary sessions only expected to get underway at midday.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula will be delivering the organisational renewal report.