A total of 410 delegates will not have a chance to elect a new leader after the ANC scrutinised and finalised the list of eligible voting delegates.
The number of voters dropped from 5‚186 to 4‚776.
This comes after the party's leaders put effect to three court judgments that disqualified a number of delegates from the Free State‚ KwaZulu-Natal and North West's Bojanala region after their respective provincial and regional conferences as well as branch general meetings were found to have been improperly constituted.
Despite expectations of a protracted tussle over credentials‚ ANC delegates adopted credentials without much hassle on Sunday morning.
This paves the way for delegates to nominate their preferred candidates for the top six positions‚ including the much anticipated clash between Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.