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IN PICS | ANC confirms Ramaphosa will attend the party's 9th KZN elective conference on Sunday

22 July 2022 - 21:23
ANC KwaZulu Natal Elective Conference at Olive Convention Centre, Durban.
ANC KwaZulu Natal Elective Conference at Olive Convention Centre, Durban.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
President Cyril Ramaphosa will be attending the 9th provincial elective conference in KwaZulu-Natal.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will be attending the 9th provincial elective conference in KwaZulu-Natal.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be attending the ANC's 9th KwaZulu-Natal elective conference in Durban on Sunday.

“The president has already confirmed that he is coming on Sunday. We have not received any reports so far that suggest he's not coming but we will be in touch with him,” said acting ANC secretary-general Paul Mashatile on Friday evening.

Up until now, it was unclear whether Ramaphosa would be attending the conference as he was on Friday hosting Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara who is in SA on a state visit.

A source close to Ramaphosa had indicated to TimesLIVE earlier this week that Ramaphosa was definitely coming.

There were fears he would not attend as this is former president Jacob Zuma’s stronghold.

Mashatile told the media that leaders were concerned about how Ramaphosa would be received by pro-Zuma delegates.

Mashatile said: “Because as you know, there are so many things happening in government that the moment that we keep touching base in terms of who should do what, who should continue where. You know, we're sitting today and we're struggling [to decide] who should go to the Western Cape.” 

He added: “We expect our members to receive our leaders with discipline...” 

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Delegates queuing to register for the ANC KwaZulu Natal Provincial Conference at People's Park outside Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.
Delegates queuing to register for the ANC KwaZulu Natal Provincial Conference at People's Park outside Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
ANC members from ward91 in Hammarsdale picketing outside Olive Convention Centre in Durban where KwaZulu Natal Provincial Conference is scheduled to start this Friday.
ANC members from ward91 in Hammarsdale picketing outside Olive Convention Centre in Durban where KwaZulu Natal Provincial Conference is scheduled to start this Friday.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
ANC NEC members Nocawe Mafu and Nomvula Mokonyana at the KwaZulu Natal Elective Conference in Olive Convention Centre, Durban.
ANC NEC members Nocawe Mafu and Nomvula Mokonyana at the KwaZulu Natal Elective Conference in Olive Convention Centre, Durban.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
ANC KwaZulu Natal Elective Conference at Olive Convention Centre, Durban.
ANC KwaZulu Natal Elective Conference at Olive Convention Centre, Durban.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu

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