Nathi Mthethwa denies leadership bid

2012-02-26 20:01

Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has denied rumours that he is being lobbied for the position of ANC secretary general, the Sunday Times reported.

KwaZulu-Natal is said to be lobbying for Mthethwa's election to the top post, the weekly reported.

Gwede Mantashe is currently ANC secretary general.

But in an interview with the weekly, Mthethwa denied that there were moves to replace Mantashe.

He said he was not power-hungry.

"Cadres of the ANC do not wish for positions. It's the movement that says... who are the best capable leaders."

Mthethwa is regarded as one of the leading campaigners for President Jacob Zuma's re-election, according to the weekly.

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