The nomination and ultimately the election of African National Congress (ANC) president, national chairperson, secretary-general and treasurer-general did not happen Saturday night.

This is because the conference failed to conclude and adopt the credentials.

The credentials are likely to be bone of contention at the conference as they determine the number of voting and non-voting delegates.

A seven hour wait, a strange phenomenal during the national conference of the governing party.

This led to many journalists having to resort to interviewing delegates who are not officially designated to communicate the party position.

The delay was also caused by the emergency NEC meeting that had to deal with the court cases that dogged the party in three provinces.

The NEC took a decision to bare those branches that were affected by the court case from participating in the conference.

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