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ANC leadership nominations start in October

2012-02-16 16:56

Johannesburg - ANC branches will start nominating candidates for all the party's national executive committee positions in October ahead of its elective conference later this year, the party said on Thursday.

Only members in "good standing" would be able to nominate candidates, African National Congress spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

The ANC is holding its national conference in Mangaung in December, when it will elect those who will lead the party for the next four years.

The ANC Youth League is pushing for a change of leadership at the event. Its embattled president Julius Malema is reportedly leading a campaign to unseat President Jacob Zuma in favour of his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe.

Malema's predecessor Fikile Mbalula, who is now sports minister, is the ANCYL's preferred candidate to take over from Gwede Mantashe as ANC secretary general.

Mthembu said the cut-off date for ANC members and branches to qualify to attend the conference was the end of May.

"From May to August, the national office of the ANC will conduct audit of all branches to verify and confirm their status and membership and also determine how many delegates each branch will have," he said.

The ANCYL, ANC Women's League and the ANC Veterans' League had been assigned the number of delegates they could send to the conference.

Comments
  • Grimmister - 2012-02-16 17:00

    .."only members in good standing will be able to nominate"...well...herein lies the problem...I don't think much nominations can be made then.

      John - 2012-02-16 18:12

      Wooo Hoo...Nominataaaans... Applauses, more Applauses, more more Applauses We will have another "red carpet" event and "celebraaaty gosiiips" If chineese any time soon reclaim their money....they will vote for Mr. Li Only members in "good standing"......hmmm. Maybe Mr.Li again I wonder who will be nominated as the ANC idiot of the year? No fight....please. We know that you will vote for Juju.

  • phathuchicos - 2012-02-16 17:06

    ANCYL should get an educated well deserving leaders with manners who will inspire the youth towards the right direction...maybe a lady this time from another race.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-02-16 21:31

      What do you mean another RACE, ANC is not like DA there is no FRONTING in ANC you get the in merit, maybe next time you might have to use

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-16 17:08

    ANC = dysfunctional, and zuma is a clown/alien. I hope they all rot in hell

      Bonelel-Abatembu - 2012-02-16 17:15

      Why would you wish such a thing on someone?

      Muzy - 2012-02-16 18:40

      if youre amember of the anc it impossible to say your own party is dyfunctional with you inside.and lastly you have a platform to talk about this and allow members to engage but know you talk as it is final.

  • Nibiru - 2012-02-16 17:21

    Linda - February 16, 2012 at 12:40 Report comment BEST WORD OF THE YEAR. Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers The problems we face today are there because... The people who work for a living, are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

  • Vegi - 2012-02-16 17:22

    Non ANC people should refrain from commenting on internal ANC matters. The ANC never commented on the internal affairs of the :- NP NNP HERENIGDE NASIONALE PARTE ORANJEWERKES AFRIKANER VOLKSFRONT AWB DA BOEREMAG ORDE BOEREVOLK OSSEWA BRANDWAG WITWOLVE CP VOLKSUNIE and numerous other organisations of similar devious agendas.

      phathuchicos - 2012-02-16 17:30

      remove DA...that one is for everyone.

      Piet - 2012-02-16 17:53

      Then Non ANC people should stop paying taxes! Then I would like to see how your Imperialistic leaders function!

      Makatikamusona - 2012-02-16 21:29

      @piet HOW ABOUT VACATING THE COUNTRY INSTEAD

  • Piet - 2012-02-16 17:53

    On you marks get ready and fight for the spoils!

  • william - 2012-02-16 18:04

    DID ANYONE SEE THE LITTLE SNOT NOSE TWIT A.N.C.Y.L DEP PRESEDENT ON E-NEWS? THE LITTLE TWIT CANT EVEN PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, STRAIGHT!!!!!

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