Motlanthe gets new ANC job

2012-12-21 00:00

FORMER ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe has a new job.

While it is unclear whether he will remain the country’s number two, Motlanthe’s wish to be involved in party political education has been granted. He will head the ANC’s political school. Some analysts believe the move signals that he will step down as South Africa’s deputy president before his term ends.

ANC president Jacob Zuma made the announcement in his closing address and delegates gave Motlanthe a standing ovation.

Motlanthe’s spokesperson, Thabo Masebe, said he did not know whether it would be a full-time job.

“As far as I know he is still the deputy president of the country,” Masebe said.

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