ANC in Mpumalanga prefer 'unity' over choosing between CR17 and NDZ

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ANC leaders at Orlando Stadium for the party's 105 birthday celebration on 8 January 2017.

ANC leaders at Orlando Stadium for the party's 105 birthday celebration on 8 January 2017.

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ANC leaders at Orlando Stadium for the party's 105 birthday celebration on 8 January 2017.

ANC leaders at Orlando Stadium for the party's 105 birthday celebration on 8 January 2017.

JOHANNESBURG –  The ANC in Mpumalanga has nominated &39;unity&39; as its preferred candidate for the ANC presidency.

The province held its Provincial General Council (PGC) on Friday.

A majority of ANC branches in the province are refusing to choose between Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa as its presidential candidate.

They instead nominated &39;unity&39; to replace President Jacob Zuma at the party’s December Elective Conference.

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Unity topped the poll, winning the backing of 306 branches in the province.

Dlamini-Zuma won 123 branches, followed by Ramaphosa&39;s 117.

The province is yet to name its dark horse candidate.

Mpumalanga is the second biggest province in terms of membership numbers.

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Provinces have been given until Sunday to finalise presidential nominations.

The party is pushing to complete the processes before its 54th National Conference in December.