ANC slate voting triumphs

2012-12-18 16:02
(Picture: AFP)

(Picture: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Zuma addresses Mangaung

2012-12-18 15:25

After being re-elected as ANC president for another term, President Jacob Zuma addressed thousands of delegates at Mangaung with the traditional singing and dancing. Watch. WATCH

Johannesburg - ANC voters seemed to stick closely to their slates in appointing the party's new Zuma-aligned national executive committee in Mangaung on Tuesday.

Singing and dancing greeted the announcements of the voting results that saw Jacob Zuma re-elected party president and Cyril Ramaphosa brought in to replace Kgalema Motlanthe as deputy president.

National executive committee candidates identified with supporting Zuma were elected with convincing margins.

A total of 3 977 delegates voted. Zuma defeated Motlanthe with 2 983 votes to 991.

As the announcement was made, the election presiding officer had to repeatedly call for order as the crowd cheered, waved flags and blew vuvuzelas.

Ramaphosa received 3 018 votes against 463 cast for Tokyo Sexwale and 470 cast for Mathews Phosa. The crowd reacted by rolling their hands, a gesture usually used to signal a call for a soccer player's substitution, indicating delight at the change.

Gwede Mantashe retained his position as secretary general with 3 058 votes to his opponent Fikile Mbalula's 901.

Jessie Duarte was appointed deputy secretary general unopposed.

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete retained her position with 3 010 votes against current deputy secretary-general Thandi Modise's 939.

The new treasurer general is KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Zweli Mkhize, who received 2 988 votes to the delight of the cheering crowd.

The announcement of Paul Mashatile's 961 votes was met with boos from delegates.

There were a handful of spoilt votes and abstentions in the voting for each candidate.

The newly-elected candidates hugged each other as they made their way onto the stage, with Zuma going for a double hug with Ramaphosa.

Shortly after the voting announcements were made, a prayer was said. The announcer asked delegates to pray for the God of all previous ANC presidents, ending with

"The God of Mandela, the God of Mbeki, and yes the God of Zuma..." The crowd cheered.

- SAPA
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
81 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

This is what South Africans Googled in 2014!

Find out who and what South Africans were most curious about in 2014!

 
 

I love summer.24

This hilarious song is your new holiday anthem
The world's least visited destination is breathtaking!
LOL treadmill fail!
Google’s top searches of 2014

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may be emotionally defensive or reserved today. You need to step up today as there may be extra responsibilities to deal with....read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.