Oscar Mabuyane returns as ANC Eastern Cape chairperson

Oscar Mabuyane returns as ANC Eastern Cape chairperson

Oscar Mabuyabe has retained his position as the chairperson of ANC in the Eastern Cape.

Oscar Mabuyane ahead of ANC elective conference in Eastern Cape

A total of 1477 ballot papers were cast and  Mabuyane received 812 of the votes.

His opponent Babalo Madikizela received 662 votes.

The results were announced on Monday after the conference was extended to address the issues of credentials.

All Mabuyane's allies came out as winners against Madikizela's slate.

Mlungisi Mvoko was elected as the deputy chairperson winning against  Xolile Nkompela.

 Lulama Ngcukayitobi was elected the provincial secretary winning against Terris Ntuthu.

Helen Sauls-August won the position of deputy secretary against Weziwe Tikana.

The position of provincial treasurer went to Zolile Williams who beat Andile Lungisa.

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Speaking to the media shortly after the results announcements, Mabuyane said it was a difficult journey.

"I want to express gratitude to all the delegates that are in this conference, who have made sure that against all odds we are where we are under very difficult situations.

"It's been challenging. We have gone through some litmus tests, and I think that is part of how the ANC is. The ANC is not as simple as it seems - it is a very complex organisation.

“It simply needs patience and tolerance, then you will then appreciate it. It doesn't need members who are always ready to throw tantrums.

“Members must be really be calm in the ANC and understands each and every member of the ANC.We are here to make sure that the ANC is moving forward,” he added. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to close the sitting on Monday afternoon.

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