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Mchunu denies Sexwale allegiance

2012-05-28 20:23

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal's education head denied on Monday throwing his lot in with Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale in a bid to unseat President Jacob Zuma.

"I distance myself from any such discussions with Cde Tokyo Sexwale or any other person pertaining to the list or any matters relating to the national conference of the ANC to be held later this year," said Senzo Mchunu.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Mchunu's name had popped up on a so-called "election slate" doing the rounds.

It reportedly named him as North West Premier Thandi Modise's successor as African National Congress deputy secretary general.

Nominations for the ANC's national executive committee positions begin in October. The elective conference is in Mangaung, in the Free State, in December.

Party leadership has been at pains to limit talk of succession before nominations start.

Mchunu said reports placing him in the party's top six leadership positions "smack of a well-crafted campaign aimed at destabilising the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal".

He said he was convinced that the party in KwaZulu-Natal was united "under one leadership".

Mchunu, who was ANC KwaZulu-Natal secretary general, is often credited as the major organiser of the province's backing of Zuma during the leadership battle in Polokwane in 2007.

At that conference Zuma unseated Mbeki as president of the ANC.

Comments
  • TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-05-28 22:16

    Tokyo Sexwale would make a better president then the rest of the ANC condom comrades! He would be great for the economy... he would be the best suited to lead this country through our current financial situation! And he is not racist! Shm... I would however like him to step down from any positions he currently holds... ABSA, Mvelaphanda Holdings, Trans Hex Group, Northam Platinum.... The list goes on... VIVA Tokyo Sexwale! VIVA ECONOMIC FREEDOM!

      Glenda - 2012-05-28 22:22

      God will be the only one then to help us. Tokyo does not have a clean slate. VERY VERY DARK HORSE!!!!!

      TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-05-28 22:33

      Dark Horse my %ss! He is fairly liberal, non racist (married a white woman) and he is a capitalist! He is what this country needs!

      Ze Don - 2012-05-29 07:00

      I wonder if he'll try and fix the public service sector by running it like a business? If he does, I see plenty of public servants loosing their jobs and even some in jail... Now won't that be fun :-)

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-29 07:56

      Tsotsi, ""he would be the best suited to lead this country through our current financial situation"" To become, from penniless, ( after he came out of prison ) to a Billionaire in a matter of a few years.........!!!!!!!!, understands the economy????? Maybe you are confused, of him understanding how tenders 'work' !!! Not racist ! Sure, he is married to a White lady, BUT than he is also a close friend of a RACIST, Julius Malema. Would be interesting to know how much mmoney went from Sexwale to JM, but Sexwale has already let known; That's NOBODY's business !! And for 1000 percent sure, Tokyo Sexwale cannot become President, without the support of Juliuas Malema. And than Sexwale would owe JM, BIG TIME !!!

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-05-29 07:57

      Im not so sure about Tokyo, but hey, he couldn't be much worse than the current bunch of corrupt racist thugs.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-29 08:12

      Tokyo Gaddafi !!!

  • Bokfan - 2012-05-28 23:32

    The anc is really not coping without the blanket of security policies that covered its conniving backstabbing horsetrading and fraud in the old days. Layer by layer a democratic dispensation is stripping the cabals, coteries, and caucuses of their ability to manipulate for personal gain. The anc was never democratic and like cockroaches when the lights go on its powermongers scurry for cover when the nation asks "what are you up to?"

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