Durban metro cops 'turning Cyril faithful away from meetings'
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's supporters are blaming his poor showing in Durban, the ANC's biggest region in terms of membership, on heavily armed eThekwini metro cops who they claim bar his supporters from nomination meetings.
According to statistics supplied by the KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial executive committee, of the 318 party branches that have held nomination meetings in the province, only 69 have chosen Ramaphosa as their candidate to replace President Jacob Zuma as party leader in December. The PEC is supporting Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
In eThekwini, which has 110 branches, 57 have chosen Dlamini-Zuma and none has nominated Ramaphosa.