New party leadership is a pitbull with no teeth

2008-06-06 00:00

When the new leadership of the African National Congress was elected in Polokwane last year, President Thabo Mbeki and his disciples were told their time was up.

Apparently, Tony Yengeni’s wife, Lumka, was one of the biggest critics of the proposed board during the ANC’s closed caucus meeting on the matter. One of Mbeki’s lead disciples, Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota, is said to have shoved the list of Mbeki’s preferred board members down ANC MPs’ throats. Notable names that were rejected by most of the caucus were Mbeki’s former spokesperson Bheki Khumalo and former board chairperson Christine Qunta — understandably so.

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