eThekwini is behind Zuma

2012-08-29 16:33
Jacob Zuma (File, Sapa)

Jacob Zuma (File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - When the time comes to nominate new ANC leadership the party's eThekwini region will support President Jacob Zuma, its chairperson said on Wednesday.

"On 5 May 2012 we had a regional general council in preparation for the provincial congress," Bheki Ntshangase said.

"We declared that we knew that it wasn't the time for talking about leadership but the conclusion was that when the time comes we will be behind the president."

The ANC has barred its members from openly declaring their support for candidates until nominations opened in October.

However, Ntshangase said the entire region, which is the ANC's biggest, was in agreement that it would back Zuma for a second term as party president.

The region's branches had been instructed to assess the ANC's current leadership, which was elected at its last conference in Polokwane in 2007.

Ntshangase said the region was happy with the progress the current national executive committee and Zuma had made in the last four years.

He said it was the first time all provinces were focusing on a presidential infrastructure commission. Another achievement was the process of implementing the National Health Insurance and the National Planning Commission.

"We are just giving our evaluation. We are still fully behind the leadership elected in Polokwane," said Ntshangase.

The eThekwini region has over 100 branches and more than 66 000 members.

The region was expected to send a strong delegation to the ANC's national elective conference in Mangaung in December.

Ntshangase said branches within the region would start meeting on September 1 to discuss their nominations for leaders.

"All the branches will call general meetings... So on the final day [in October] we are ready," he said.

Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  durban  |  mangaung 2012  |  politics

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
14 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
The best-kept secrets of electric cars

The secret day-to-day benefits of driving an electric car.

/News
 

Top 10 richest musicians of all time

Check out the gallery to find out who they are!

 
 

Luxury living

10 of the most expensive things that will leave your jaw hanging!
Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Innovation, idealism, romanticism and other far reaching dreams can lead you into a spiral of enthusiasm and excitement. Somewhere...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.