Zuma nominated ‘overwhelmingly’, says Gauteng ANC

2013-10-26 14:46

The ANC in Gauteng denied reports that provincial leaders had instructed branches not to nominate President Jacob Zuma in its lists for Parliament.

The Mail & Guardian yesterday reported that: “Zuma ... has overwhelming support in most provinces but some Gauteng branches have allegedly been instructed by provincial leaders not to nominate him.” Gauteng ANC spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli said today in a statement that no instruction was issued to marginalise Zuma.

“The PEC (provincial executive committee) condemned the inaccurate, false and distorted article in the Mail & Guardian that the organisation has issued instructions in the branches not to nominate ... Zuma in the national list to Parliament,” he said.

“The PEC can confirm that ... (he) has (been) nominated overwhelmingly by branches of the ANC in Gauteng.”

A special meeting to receive the list of candidates to sit in Parliament and the provincial legislature next year was held yesterday.

The provincial list conference would take place on Thursday.

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