Delegates whose votes were allegedly unaccounted for free to take matter to court

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The Vhembe African National Congress (ANC) regional secretary in Limpopo Anderson Mudunungu says voting delegates whose votes were allegedly unaccounted for are free to take the matter to court.

Earlier Senzo Mchunu’s supporters claimed that at least 68 votes are missing from the secretary-general vote tally. The difference between Mchunu and his contender Ace Magashule was 24 votes.

Most of the missing votes are for delegates from Vhembe in Limpopo, Abaqhulusi in KZN and others from the Western Cape.

However, speaking to the SABC, Mudunungu said the regional structure will not take the matter to court. He says it is up to delegates to pursue it.

Meanwhile, newly-elected ANC secretary-general Magashule has sought to clarify the issue of the uncounted votes. He says only 16 of the 63 disputed votes were valid.

“There were these 63 votes or delegates but out of the 63, only 16 were found to be valid and those delegates participated in the voting and their results will be counted and they have also voted in the second round, so we are just clarifying this matter, so that there’s no confusion out there.”