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.

Read more on:    anc  |  tokyo sexwale  |  thandi modise  |  senzo mchunu  |  jacob zuma  |  politics

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

There's an app for that: how apps have changed us

"There's an app for that" is more than just Apple's marketing mantra. Mobile apps have emerged over the last 10 years or so for practically every need in a person's day and changed our lives.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.