Gauteng ANC leaders confirm Masina as Ekurhuleni chair after disputed election results | News24

  • Mzwandile Masina was provisionally elected because the chairperson of the ANC in Ekurhuleni in May.
  • His election victory was within the stability due to the disputed standing of branches and 19 votes that have been put aside.
  • But the ANC provincial govt committee in Gauteng determined that the election outcomes ought to stand, with Masina confirmed as chief.

Following months of hypothesis concerning the standing of the ANC in Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina has been confirmed because the occasion’s chairperson within the area.

Masina was provisionally elected as chief on the area’s fractious convention in May.

The ANC’s provincial govt committee (PEC) in Gauteng not too long ago determined at a gathering that the Ekurhuleni election outcomes ought to stand.

The outcomes don’t embrace disqualified branches, the ANC management within the Ekurhuleni area mentioned in an announcement on Friday after its first assembly since their election in May.

The lead as much as the Ekurhuleni convention noticed infighting between ANC members, with Masina and former Ekurhuleni regional secretary Thembinkosi Nciza accused of unfairly excluding branches from participation.

Nineteen votes from 5 disputed regional branches have been put aside and never counted when the area’s management was introduced. 

Masina acquired 163 votes, in comparison with the 151 of his rival, Doctor Xhakaza.

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However, Masina’s election was within the stability due to the small victory margin.

The ANC nationwide govt committee mandated the ANC provincial govt committee in Gauteng to resolve the matter.

The challenge of the disputed branches spilled over and affected the ANC’s Gauteng elective convention. Delegates determined to quarantine the votes of the affected Ekurhuleni branches, and delegates spent hours arguing over the matter.

Earlier, Gauteng ANC chairperson Panyaza Lesufi raised issues concerning the “leaderless” area.

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The PEC determination introduced on Friday implies that the ANC Ekurhuleni leaders are Masina (chairperson); Jongizizwe Dlabathi (deputy chairperson); Nciza (regional secretary); Moipone Mhlongo (deputy regional secretary); and Sello Sekhokho (treasurer).

 It was unclear who would substitute Nciza, who was not too long ago elected Gauteng provincial secretary.

The ANC misplaced management of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality following the municipal elections in 2021.

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