Mabuyane denies vote-buying ahead of ANC Eastern Cape conference

Mabuyane denies vote-buying ahead of ANC Eastern Cape conference

The ANC's Oscar Mabuyane has denied claims of vote-buying ahead of the party's elective conference in the Eastern Cape.

Oscar Mabuyane ahead of ANC elective conference in Eastern Cape

Mabuyane is vying for the province's top spot at the conference at the East London International Convention Centre.

He will go up against Babalo Madikizela in what is expected to be a feisty contest at the weekend.

Mabuyane briefed media on Friday during the conference's registration period where he rubbished claims he had been involved in dodgy dealings.

"I've never been in the ANC for money. I'm not exposed to money so people who have money can speak better on money politics and the exchange of money.

"That's an act of misconduct. Whoever has spoken about it must come forward and report that.

"If you begin to do that with the purpose of influencing the outcomes, that person must be attended to and dealt with so whoever has spoken about and reported this matter, you better reported formally so that it's thoroughly investigated and dealt with."

At least 1500 delegates are expected to vote, with some 600 branches represented.

"We are making it a point that ANC exists in every corner in this province."

Mabuyane also told media the provincial conference will be treated as a build up to the highly anticipated national conference in December.

He added the weekend's contest should not be considered as a battlefield but an opportunity to rebuild the embattled governing party.

"Our preoccupation is not about who did what, where. It's about how you build the ANC so that it exists for another 100 years to come."



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