Delegates at the African National Congress' provincial general council (PGC) in KwaZulu-Natal will decide later on Saturday as to who will lead the province. Picture: Gallo Images
Delegates at the African National Congress' provincial general council (PGC) in KwaZulu-Natal will decide later on Saturday as to who will lead the province.
The party's provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said at a press conference on Saturday afternoon that the result could come in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Voting was taking place alongside the various commissions at the party's PGC.
The party's deputy chairman Willies Mchunu and Senzo Mchunu, who heads up the party's provincial political education unit, have been nominated by the party's branches.
The post of chairman has become vacant following the election of Zweli Mkhize to the position of ANC national treasurer.
Zikalala said the battle for the leadership of the party in the province was a very relaxed affair.
"I haven't seen a t-shirt with Willies or Senzo on it," he joked.
Delegates would also have to elect three new provincial executive members.
Zikalala said while voting would be taking place the party's PGC, it was focusing on how to improve its results in the 2014 national
In the last national election, the party won almost 62 percent of the vote in the province.
Zikalala also said that a report by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma over allegations of irregularities in the list processes for councillors
leading up to the 2011 local-government elections, had been presented.
He said, without providing more details, that its recommendations were being implemented. - Sapa