DURBAN: Over 1,600 African National Congress (ANC) members are expected to gather at the University of Zululand for the ANC’s provincial conference on Friday.
The conference is expected to elect new leadership after its last conference in 2015 was overturned by a court.
Provincial leader Sihle Zikalala says they’ve done everything by the book and they are ready for conference.
Zikalala is contesting to be the leader of the ANC in the province since they were disbanded by the ANC’s highest decision making body late last year after Court ruled that the structure be nullified.
Meanwhile, ANC supporters and members have gathered outside Durban High Court where former President Jacob Zuma is set to appear.
The former president is facing 16 charges related to corruption, racketeering, money-laundering and fraud.
This week Zuma suffered a blow after National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams denied a request through his lawyers to have a stay of prosecution pending the legal battle over who will foot the bill.
In April, history was made as Zuma became the first former president to sit in the dock to face criminal charges as accused number one.
The matter was provisionally postponed until today to allow Zuma’s lawyers to file an application to review the decision to prosecute him again.