WATCH: ANC KZN does battle in court


JOHANNESBURG, 09 August 20217 The ANC will brief the media on the 'failed' motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, at the partys headquarters, Luthuli House.



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DURBAN - A full bench of judges will hear the ANC KwaZulu-Natal's leadership spat in the high court in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday.

Supporters of the party's ousted provincial chair and former premier Senzo Mchunu want the court to declare the party's 2015 elective conference and results invalid.

The members, who claim to represent 43 branches, say the  @myANC Twitter handle tweeted the results while voting was still under way and that bogus delegates were allowed to vote. 

Mchunu, who is backing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma, was replaced by Sihle Zikalala as party chairperson.

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The Mchunu backers also say the current provincial executive committee, which is seen as backing Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for the ANC's leadership, was imposed on them.

The conference brought to light the deep divisions in the ANC’s biggest region.

Shortly after the elective conference, Mchunu resigned as premier, saying he did so under pressure from the ANC.