Motlanthe urged to challenge Zuma

2012-11-04 21:14
Kgalema Motlanthe (Picture: Sapa)

Kgalema Motlanthe (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is being urged to challenge President Jacob Zuma for the leadership of the ANC, The Sunday Independent has reported.

The paper said several ANC leaders had called on Motlanthe to get off the fence and actively compete against Zuma.

Motlanthe has not announced his candidacy for the ANC's top spot, which will be decided at the party's conference in late December.

A new biography of Motlanthe indicates he has the credibility to lead the party, but may not have the aggressive political instincts needed to unseat Zuma.

The ANC's leader will be the party's candidate for president in the 2014 national election.

Read more on:    kgalema motlanthe  |  jacob zuma  |  mangaung 2012  |  politics
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