WATCH: ANC Ethekwini conference video goes viral on Twitter and Reddit: The ANC eThekwini regional conference is scheduled to start three hours late on Saturday afternoon at the inkosi Albert Luthuli International Center in Durban. The conference was held to elect new regional leaders. Not only was the conference delayed by a few seconds and minutes, it was delayed by almost 3 hours and it’s obviously a big time gap. According to ANC KwaZulu-Natal leadership, the delay was due to lengthy pre-conference discussions on the delegation list. Follow more update on Mazic.co
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The result of the regional election conference was announced on Sunday. It was not an ordinary conference, many high-profile people attended the conference, including Minister of Tourism Lindiwe Sisulu. This means that the eagerly awaited press conference by eThekwini on Saturday has been cancelled. It failed due to a hiccup over the ANC youth league’s voting status in the region. Since the conference was postponed, the outcome of the conference would not come in its time. According to the preliminary programme, distributed by the only KwaZulu-Natal ANC headquarters in Durban on Friday, negotiations were to begin at 9am with interfaith prayers.
ANC Ethekwini conference video
Thirty minutes later, when the conference was not held on time, Kwazi Mshengu, the regional chairman, was due to deliver his policy report, which would reveal the state of the ANC in the region. This region is already decimated by factionalism and gatekeeping. Therefore, the conference, which was the most awaited press conference, could not be held on time. The press conference could not be held at 11am on Saturday as there was no voting delegate at the Durban ICC where the conference was to be held. But few non-voting delegates could be seen at the press conference venue.
Former eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo, provincial spokesman Nhlakanpho Ntombela and Vusi Dube were spotted there during this scene. Dube is an ANC MPL in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature and a known supporter of Jocon Zuma. So these were the effects of the delay in the conference. Those who were really looking forward to the conference must expect disappointment. This news about the postponement of the press conference went viral on the internet as most netizens were also curious about the outcome of eThekwini’s upcoming press conference. Ntombela said that “we will meet later in the day to find a way forward when asked about the press conference.