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REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION

The elections for the position of Deputy President, Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General and the National Executive Committee of the ANC were conducted by the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa (IMSSA).

Prior to the conference the ANC requested IMSSA to undertake this task and requested three independent persons to observe the elections, and to satisfy themselves that the procedures established by IMSSA were fair and that the elections were conducted in a fair manner. These persons were Professor J. Reddy, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of Durban-Westville, Mr Enos Mabuza, a business consultant and former Chief Minister of KaNgwane and Mr Arthur Chaskalson SC, National Director of the Legal Resources Centre. Together with Mr Charles Nupen, Director of IMSSA, they constituted an independent electoral commission.

At the commencement of its proceedings conference confirmed these arrangements, and gave full power to the independent electoral commission to decide and make rulings on all matters connected with the elections. This was in fact done, and neither the National Executive Committee or any other structure of the ANC played any part in conducting the elections.

The right of delegates to bote was verified by a Credentials Commission on which all structures of the ANC were represented.

IMSSA prepared voters lists in accordance with the decisions taken by the Credentials Commission, provided sealed ballot boxes and voting booths, prepared the ballot papers (which were stamped by it to confirm their authenticity) and engaged independent mediators to act as marshals during the elections, and to deal with queries raised by voters. The arrangements made were explained to the press which had access to the voting hall immediately prior to the elections and was able to observe the arrangements that had been made.

Non-voting representatives of all ANC regions constituted an ANC Electoral Commission which was consulted and kept fully informed by the Independent Electoral Commission, observed the balloting and the counting and expressed their satisfaction with the arrangements which were made and the manner in which the election was conducted.

The Independent Electoral Commission satisfied itself that

  1. Voting procedures were understood by the delegates.
  2. The persons who voted were all duly accredited delegates.
  3. The voting was conducted fairly.
  4. The ballot was secret.
  5. The counting was accurate

The Electoral Commission has reported that it is satisfied that free and fair elections were conducted for all positions and that the results which have been announced are in accordance with the secret ballots that were conducted

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BALLOT COUNT

Position % of Total No. Total Votes Candidate -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 94.7 1858 Chris Hani 2 93.0 1824 Thabo Mbeki 3 87.8 1761 Joe Slovo 4 87.9 1724 Patrick `Terror` Lekota 5 86.8 1702 Pallo Jordan 6 86.5 1697 Ahmed Kathrada 7 85.0 1666 Ronnie Kasrils 8 83.8 1644 Harry Gwala 9 83.3 1634 Steve Tshwete 10 78.8 1546 Arnold Stofile 11 77.7 1523 Popo Molefe 12 77.0 1510 Joe Modise 13 75.9 1489 Raymond Mhlaba 14 74.6 1462 Mac Maharaj 15 72.4 1420 Alfred Nzo 16 69.2 1357 Ruth Mompati 17 67.4 1321 Albertina Sisulu 18 66.8 1310 Raymond Suttner 19 63.9 1253 Trevor Manuel 20 63.7 1249 Abrahim Ismail Ebrahim 21 61.1 1198 Aziz Pahad 22 59.6 1168 Cheryl Carolus 23 59.2 1161 Albie Sachs 24 57.1 1119 Joel Netshitendze 25 56.5 1107 Wilton Mkwayi 26 53.9 1057 Winnie Mandela 27 53.7 1053 Joe Nhlanhla 28 53.9 1049 John Nkadimeng 29 52.6 1031 Dullar Omar 30 51.7 1014 Mohamed Valli Moosa 31 48.9 958 Gertrude Shope 32 48.8 956 Andrew Mlangeni 33 48.7 955 Simphiwe Nyanda/Gebuza 34 47.3 931 Sidney Mafumadi 35 47.3 927 Elias Motsoaledi 36 45.1 884 Mendi Msimang 37 43.5 854 Reginald September 38 43.0 844 Barbara Masekela 39 42.7 837 Billy Nair 40 41.5 884 Mcwayizeni Zulu 41 41.2 808 Sister Bernard Ncube 42 40.8 800 Gill Marcus 43 40.4 792 Jeremy Cronin 44 39.4 772 Rocky Malebane-Metsing 45 39.3 771 Kadar Asmal 46 38.7 758 Sakkie Macozoma 47 37.3 731 Peter Mokaba 48 36.7 719 Zola Skweyiya 49 36.6 717 Thozamile Botha 50 36.6 717 Marion Sparg