Cassel Mathale wins in Limpopo
Polokwane - The African National Congress in Limpopo voted Cassel Mathale as the head of its new leadership at the seventh provincial conference at the University of Limpopo's Turfloop campus on Sunday.
Mathale won with 601 votes while Deputy Arts and Culture Minister Joe Phaahla received 519 votes. Voted in as deputy chairperson was Dickson Masemola, the secretary is Silviette Lekganyane and the treasurer is Pinky Kekane.
Mathale's supporters started celebrating in the early hours of Sunday morning before the announcement, apparently after receiving text messages that informed them of their victory.
After the official announcement was made, they were heard singing and ululating.
Phaahla supporters were nowhere to be seen at the venue.