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ANC holds closed plenary over 68 ‘missing’ votes

Lawyers representing the so-called 'missing 68 voters at the conference' say legal papers have been drafted, but they are waiting for plenary to decide on the dispute before going to court.

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

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) leaders are on stage in a closed plenary at Nasrec, this is where an announcement is expected to be made about the dispute over missing votes.

Lawyers representing the so-called “missing 68 voters at the conference” say legal papers have been drafted, but they are waiting for plenary to decide on the dispute before going to court.

The ANC has been locked in a dispute over the issue for the past 24 hours with concerns that the 68 votes could have an impact on the position of secretary general.

Attorney Dexter Selepe represents 19 of the 68 voters, he says a letter of demand has been sent to the ANC steering committee and to the chairperson demanding that the 68 votes be considered in the election front.

Selepe, who is at Nasrec, says his clients are waiting for the conference plenary to consider this issue before going to court.

While legal papers have been drafted, none have been filed with the High Court and no hearing is scheduled to take place.

He says he will await instructions from his clients before turning to the courts.

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(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)