The African National Congress Dispute Committee in KwaZulu-Natal has resolved that some branch general meetings must be re-run.

This after a number of branches lodged disputes over the BGM process, many citing procedural irregularities.

Over 250 branches sat over this weekend in preparation for the upcoming national conference.

With less than four days to go to the November 15 deadline, branches across KZN held their nomination meetings.

KwaZulu-Natal will send the largest delegation to the party’s conference, and so far over 80 % of branches eligible to attend the conference have concluded their preparations.

Provincial leaders reported minimal challenges with 30 disputes lodged thus far.

This number however is being disputed by those who support Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. They claim over 80 complaints have been lodged.

Over the past two days, the committee has sat to listen to the complaints.

While the committee is yet to conclude its work, it has decided that some BGMs must be re-run.

Mluleki Ndobe, ANC Deputy Secretary in KZN elaborates: “Having listened to the disputes, it has been decided that one or two BGMS must start again.”

It remains unclear whether there will be an extension to the deadline, but the remaining branches will have until this Wednesday to sit.

Amongst those is Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s branch in Durban.

Failing which they may not attend the December conference.