ANC to give report on missing votes
Written by Keshia Jansen on December 20, 2017
The ANC is set to present a report regarding the missing votes that sparked rumours about the validity of the results of the party’s 54th national conference.
According to Eyewitness News, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says that the report is expected to be presented on Wednesday.
On Tuesday it emerged that 68 votes were unaccounted for during the final tally for the secretary-general post in which Senzo Mchunu lost to Ace Magashule by 24 votes.
According to News24, ANC North West chairperson Supra Mahumapelo says that if Mchunu’s supporters insist on recounting the vote, the party will have to rerun the entire election.
Speaking to News24, two sources revealed conflicting reasons why the 68 votes were ‘quarantined’
The report is expected to resolve this situation and lay the rumours regarding the legitimacy of the vote to rest.
The conference is expected to end on Wednesday as planned.
“We have no plans to be here beyond today and the conference won’t collapse on the last day. If that was the case, it should have collapsed on the first day,” Kodwa told Eyewitness News.