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Zuma to tackle Gauteng premier issue

2014-05-18 08:57

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma will face his first post-election hurdle when he meets with the ANC executive to decide on who to appoint as premier in the eight provinces the party governs.

According to the Sunday Independent, the biggest challenge lies in Gauteng. The newspaper reports that Zuma might stick with Nomvula Mokonyane, so as to show the faction led by chairperson Paul Mashatile that he will not yield to their demands and choose from their list of three candidates.

The province’s preferred candidates are the party’s Gauteng secretary David Makhura, Education MEC Barbara Creecy and Housing MEC Ntombi Mekgwe.

The newspaper reported that some members of the provincial executive committee have resigned themselves to Mokonyane returning to the position – sparking the continuation of the “two centres of power” situation in the province – where the ANC chairperson is not the premier.

Political analyst Susan Booysen was quoted as saying the situation was a tricky one but said Gauteng was not in Zuma’s good books, but Mokonyane is in his good books. “Some people have worked hard for the president and they have to be rewarded,” she was quoted as saying.

Gauteng leaders are however also expected to be questioned over the party’s poor performance at the polls. The ANC fared dismally in Gauteng where it dropped by 10 percentage points to secure only 53.5% of the votes.

Read more on: anc  |  nomvula mokonyane  |  paul mashatile  |  jacob zuma  |  elections 2014  |  politics

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