Timeframe set for ANC KZN provincial conference

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Newly elected African National Congress Secretary General Ace Magashule.

DURBAN - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) will hold its elective conference between March and April 2018.

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule made the announcement while briefing the media on Tuesday.

Earlier, the ANC dissolved the KZN provincial leadership along with the Free State, a move welcomed at the time by the ANC in the province

This after a court in 2017 ruled that the 2015 conference that elected Sihle Zikalala as chairperson was illegitimate.

It meant the ANC&39;s leadership in that province could not attend the party&39;s elective congress in December in any official capacity, unless they were attending as normal branch delegates. 

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Magashule on Tuesday defended his ability to lead the governing party&39;s renewal process in KZN and the Free State. 

Former ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson, Sihle Zikalala is the party&39;s new provincial task team coordinator.

The ANC&39;s national executive committee set up the task team to try and resolve running court battles in the province.