Motlanthe to lead political education

2012-12-20 19:38
Kgalema Motlanthe (Picture: AFP)

Kgalema Motlanthe (Picture: AFP)

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Motlanthe - Former ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe will lead the party's political education programme, President Jacob Zuma announced on Thursday.

Zuma said the leader had to be a "seasoned cadre of the movement" who knew about the African National Congress.

"We discussed this with deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former deputy Kgalema Motlanthe," Zuma said in his closing address at the ANC's 53rd national elective conference.

"We thank the former deputy president for availing himself for this critical task," he said to cheers from delegates.

The announcement drew huge cheers and applause from delegates and is somewhat of an olive branch from Zuma to the man who ran against him in for leadership of the ANC, NewsFire's Ranjeni Munusamy reported.

Zuma said political education would be taken very seriously by the newly-elected leadership and he would start working on this with his new deputy in the party Cyril Ramaphosa.

Motlanthe would however head the new political education programme.

The five-day long conference dispersed after Zuma triumphantly led his organisation in song and dance.

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