North West African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson Supra Mahumapelo has warned backers of Senzo Mchunu, who narrowly lost the election for ANC Secretary General, not to push for the inclusion of 68 alleged missing votes.
Ace Magashule won the Secretary-General post by only 24 votes.
Electoral officials allegedly told 68 delegates that they did not appear on the voters’ roll.
Mahumapelo says if any call for a complete rerun is entertained, it will plunge the entire ANC Elective Conference into disarray.
He says: “As a province we met with our delegates that they must accept and live with the results but we are surprised that some people are raising complaints about the outcome.”
He says they must know the risk they are getting the ANC into.
“The are two risks, one is that you can’t just call for recounting of one position because you don’t know who voted how because this is a secret ballot. It means it will have to be for all officials in the NEC.”
“The other risk is that they are pushing the organisation to say there must be a re-run for all officials of the ANC and I don’t know if we want to do that. If you can come to plenary, I can assure now we have a mandate from our delegates this morning, we must call for a re-run of all the Top Six officials,” says Mahumapelo.