Zuma won’t run for third term, says ANC

2016-02-10 06:00
THE Free State secretary, William Bulwane (photo), along with the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements for the Free State Provincial Government, Olly Mlamleli, had a media briefing where Bulwane said they had prepared for the ANC celebration in the Dr Molemela Stadium.          Photo: Mlunigisi Louw

THE Free State secretary, William Bulwane (photo), along with the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements for the Free State Provincial Government, Olly Mlamleli, had a media briefing where Bulwane said they had prepared for the ANC celebration in the Dr Molemela Stadium. Photo: Mlunigisi Louw

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FREE STATE ANC SECRETARY, WILLIAM BULWANE, says President Jacob Zuma will not run for a third term and should be allowed to run the country until 2019.

“If you wish the president to go, wait for 2019,” said Bulwane.

Bulwane was addressing media on Thursday morning, 4 February, at the Kaizer Sebothelo House in Bloemfontein regarding the party’s 104th 8 January celebrations.

The 8 January celebrations were held at the recently-renamed Dr Rantlai Petrus Molemela Stadium on Saturday, 6 February, and was be preceded by a march in support of Pres. Zuma this Saturday (13/02).

ANC supporters were addressed by the national secretary of the ANC, Gwede Mantashe, and the provincial chairperson of the party, Premier Ace Magashule.

Bulwane said ANC supporters were also to march against racism.

“Not everyone in South Africa is a racist, but racist individuals must be uprooted,” he said.

Referring to the upcoming local elections, Bulwane said the ANC planned to retain the 24 municipalities currently under the leadership of the party in the province.

Bulwane indicated that the party was unfased by the Economic Freedom Fighters’ hopes of securing several municipalities in the province.

The party will announce its local elections manifesto on 16 April.

Bulwane also mentioned that only popular candidates within the ANC would be given an opportunity to run during the local elections.

This follows a call made by President Zuma during his 8 January speech to support popular candidates chosen by community members and not impose councillors on community members.

“This formula will work for the ANC, we will not impose councillors on community members,” he said.

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