The province also has a new provincial secretary after Mdumiseni Ntuli lost to Bheki Mtolo. Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka retained his position as deputy provincial secretary. Former Newcastle mayor Ntuthuko Mahlaba was elected treasurer.
The conference will on Sunday nominate and vote for additional members of the provincial executive committee.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was expected to address the gathering on Sunday.
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