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It has been confirmed that the ANC's steering committee is currently meeting to probe the "disappearance" of 68 delegates votes.

The steering committee, who is in charge of organising the conference, has said of the 4776 of voting delegates attending the conference only 4708 voted.

The EleXion Agency, who conducted the election for the ANC, has been asked to explain what happened to the 68 missing votes, said a senior ANC delegate.

"They are there. They are voting delegates who voted. Why weren’t their votes counted?" asked the source.

It is understood that the issue is being driven by supporters of the candidate for secretary-general, Senzo Mchunu, who's on new ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa’s slate.

Free State ANC chair, Ace Magashule – a strong ally of former ANC president Jacob Zuma – beat Mchunu by 24 votes, he needs a mere 13 votes to beat Magashule.

It is understood that the electoral committee has been tasked with getting to the bottom of this matter.

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