Slates rule at ANC conference

2012-12-17 15:49
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ANC leadership nominations

Take a look at who has been nominated at Mangaung for the top 6 positions ahead of the vote.

Bloemfontein - Politics of the slate ruled at the nominations process of the ANC national elective conference in Manguang on Monday.

Slates are lists that package leaders, and voters are urged to vote for the candidates as a group.

During the nominations process most candidates who did not feature prominently on the slates topped by president Jacob Zuma and his deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe, withdrew from the process.

The response from delegates when the names from the Zuma slate were announced made it clear they were the favourites for every position.

In a shock announcement, Motlanthe withdrew from nomination for deputy president. He will now only compete for president and national executive committee member.

As was widely expected, Zuma and Motlanthe will fight it out for the presidency, while businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale and treasurer general Mathews Phosa were nominated for deputy president.

Incumbent Baleka Mbete together with North West Premier Thandi Modise will contest for chairperson while incumbent Gwede Mantashe will face Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula in the race for secretary-general.

Luthuli House official Jessie Duarte was nominated unopposed after Mbalula withdrew his nomination for the position of deputy secretary-general.

For the treasurer position KZN Premier Zweli Mkhize will take on Gauteng ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile. Sexwale, whose name was met with disapproving noises from delegates when read from the stage, withdrew his nomination for treasurer.

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