ANC 2017 Elective Conference

Recount or revote? Plenary 'showdown' will rule on issue of 'missing' 68 votes

A 'showdown' is expected at the ANC plenary on Tuesday evening to determine a solution to the suspected discrepancy in voting for the ANC's top six.

There are claims that the total number of ballots accounted for are 68 votes short of the number of voting delegates, reports EWN's Clement Manyathela.

If there is a revote for all the top six positions, the ANC elective conference will not finish on Wednesday as scheduled, Clement Manyathela

Read: Crying foul about top six results won't help ANC - KZN ANCYL

Some ANC delegates have called for the recount of votes cast for the position of secretary-general.

This comes after Free State Premier Ace Magashule snatched the post from Senzo Mchunu by just 24 votes.

However, North West ANC Chairperson Supra Mahumapelo says he will demand a revote of all top six postions if a recount is granted.

Also read: 'If members call for SG recount, we're calling for revote of all 6 positions'

If you filter in those 68 votes, Ace Magashule doesn't become ANC secretary general anymore. That's the main argument.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

The showdown is expect this afternoon because they have to decide if they revote or recount.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Take a listen to the EWN update:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Recount or revote? Plenary 'showdown' will rule on issue of 'missing' 68 votes


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