Ramaphosa addressed more than 1,600 delegates gathered at the Olive Convention Centre to elect new leadership amid concerns about how he would be received.
Initially Ramaphosa was not going to attend due to a “mix up” in his schedule, however things changed later with him attending the conference with heightened security measures.
There were attempts to embarrass Ramaphosa when delegates booed him and chanted “Zuma” as he was about to address them.
Duma reminded delegates the ANC was in the process of renewal and discipline was the order of the day.
He thanked delegates for the manner in which they had “presented” themselves so far.
“We know there are concerns and we know you are disciplined comrades of the ANC. Your disciplined character will help this conference, which we have told the entire country is going to be smoothest conference where we made history by adopting credentials within 15 minutes.”
Duma told Ramaphosa this was unprecedented.
“We have agreed on everything and the decorum, and comrades know we want to be united in KwaZulu-Natal,”
He conceded there were issues in the province and one was that “we are not happy with the judicial system. We are not going to be quiet”.