ANC 2017 Elective Conference

ANC elective conference, it's all or nothing - Karima Brown

It’s one more day to go before the African National Congress changes guard in an election that could have far reaching implications for the party and the political landscape in the country.

On Thursday, the ANC NEC sat for the last time ahead of this weekends elective conference.

Political analyst Karima Brown says while Cyril Ramaphosa is in the lead, she won't predict the outcomes of this weekend's ANC national conference.

She insists it's a tight race and all or nothing for both Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

It's a dead hit, it is too tight to call and also we don't know the extent to which the conference is going to be a clean one in terms of voter buying, that is going to be the big decider. In my view on paper Cyril Ramaphosa looks to be ahead but we don't know what happens at conferences, there it is really down to the delegates that vote.

Karima Brown, political analyst

READ: 'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

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There is great expectation that a new leadership be announced on time on Sunday evening, she is however skeptical about this.

We know in Kwazulu-Natal for example there was a recounting, given the fact that it is so tight and so intensely contested we might have a situation where some of the queries lead to recounts, we also have a potential court case that could lead to the fact that over 400 delegates will have to sit it out.

Karima Brown, political analyst

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