As the voting delegates at the African National Congress’ (ANC) 54th Conference are gearing to finalise nominations, political analysts are still of the view that votes can go either way between the two main contenders, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa.

On Sunday the party adjusted the number of voting delegates to 4 776 after its leadership agreed not to include various provinces affected by court rulings. The decision that has excluded over 400 delegates from choosing president Zuma’s successor.

Total tally of voting delegates is 4,776 and a candidate needs 2,389 or more to win the presidential post.

EC – 632
FS – 349
GP – 491
KZN – 804
LIM – 567
MPU – 708
NC – 193
NW – 446
WC – 136

PEC Delegations: 27 each except KZN and FS

Leagues – ANCYL 60 + ANCWL 60 + Veterans League 55

NEC 86

Voting is expected to begin on Sunday evening, with results sometime on Monday.