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Look what ANC members were preparing for as Bullets were fired, injuring few of them. ANC confirms

Check here what ANC members were bracing for as bullets flew, hurting a few. The ANC has confirmed this.


On Sunday, the ANC held a branch meeting in the town of Nkomazi. Three of the group's members were killed. They were preparing for the upcoming provincial elective conference.

The meeting took place at Driekoppies near Malelane in ward 24, however the members who were shot arrived from another branch in ward 26, where the meeting took place, according to ANC acting provincial secretary Lindiwe Ntshalintshali. They came to the meeting with one aim in mind, according to Ntshalintshali: to end it.

Ehlanzeni's regional chair used to be Ngrayi Ngwenya. His house is in Nkomazi. After being charged with misconduct as part of a group who went to Nkandla to protest against Jacob Zuma's prison sentence, it took him five years to get back into the group.


Nkomazi was last suspended in the year 2021. He hasn't been able to maintain his level of performance after then. Ngwenya is a descendant of the once-powerful Ngci clan. This is a group of people who support Deputy President David Mabuza and his policies. They aspire to win the provincial conference, which will take place at the end of February. Their power, on the other hand, has been dwindling.


Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane removed the MECs affiliated to the Ngci from her Cabinet a few years ago. This occurred shortly after the Ngci group dropped her as their campaign's face because she disliked Mabuza. A branch member who was present at the meeting on Sunday recorded the ward 26 members saying that they were dispatched by their leadership "to kill us."

Ngwenya has been accused of backing Johan Mkhatswa, the errant mayor of the Nkomazi local municipality, who refused to resign after the November 1 election. To take over, the ANC sent another candidate.


The group attempted to enter the venue, but were stopped by police and regional deployments, according to Ntshalintshali. Bottles were thrown as soon as the meeting began, and people began fleeing for safety. She said they were from Ward 26.


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"She explained: "

The police should punish those who did this, and we expect them to do so. It is against the rules in the ANC to bring weapons to meetings.

A person who has passed away and has filed a lawsuit. In March of 2020, he passed away. Prince Manzini (45), a member of ward 22 in Gutshwa near Mbombela, died as a result of injuries sustained during an attack at a branch meeting where he was attempting to nominate candidates for the provincial conference.

The ANC is being sued by Manzini's family for R65 million in damages. This is a one-of-a-kind situation. When some persons were let into the conference site without having their IDs checked or signing the attendance register, attendees got into a fight. These restrictions were implemented to prevent people from manipulating and rigging nomination processes, as well as the growth of fictitious branches.


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At the meeting, there were fist fights.

On that particular day, he appeared to be under surveillance. As he attempted to run, he was accosted by a group of individuals outside the hall. He died on the spot.


CONFERENCE WHICH WAS FORGOTTEN

The province hasn't been able to host its own meeting since Mabuza was elected to the national executive committee in 2017. The provincial secretary, Mandla Ndlovu, has been serving as the Mpumalanga ANC chairperson. Since 2008, Mabuza has served as chair and prime minister. After 2017, no fewer than five provincial leaders raised their hands. At the present, three groups are vying for control of the conference.

Ndlovu's Focus faction has demonstrated its strength since the November 1 election. Its own candidates have been placed in cities and towns. Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane is expected to run for re-election as well. Former PEC member Peter Nyoni has also stated that he is available. Former Mpumalanga secretary Lucky Ndinisa has been chosen as the Ngci faction's nominee for chairperson.

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