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ANC 'satisfied' with nominations progress

2012-10-19 22:14

Johannesburg - The ANC is satisfied with the progress made since nominations for the party's leadership were opened at the beginning of the month, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Friday.

"We have now activated the conference electoral commission as well as the agency. Given this progress we are certain to meet all our targeted timelines, as per our plans," he said in a statement.

"The ANC branches have started with their BGMs [branch general meetings] that will select delegates and as well as nominate candidates for the ANC leadership."

Once this was completed each province would hold a provincial nomination conference to "consolidate all nominations from the branches".

"Given the centrality of the branches of the ANC in the nomination process, we urge our structures to allow branches the space to engage in meaningful discussion... with a view to making informed decisions in their nominations," Mantashe said.

"Our structures, particularly our leagues, ANC provinces, individual NEC [national executive committee] members and alliance partners, should resist the temptation to pre-empt the current discussions by announcing their preference."

Mantashe said the African National Congress and its alliance partners had never interfered in each other's elective processes.

"Adherence to that conduct will benefit the critical processes of leadership assessment and informed nominations," he said.

"We believe that this will assist in ensuring that branches are the primary organs of the ANC, and they should determine the outcome and should not be influenced unduly."

Alliance partner the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) has backed President Jacob Zuma serving a second term as ANC leader.

"We will endorse those we have identified as the core of the Polokwane collective - the current president [Jacob Zuma], deputy president [Kgalema Motlanthe] and the secretary general [Mantashe]," Cosatu's central executive committee said in a statement.

Some ANC structures had nominated Motlanthe for the top job. He had however not indicated whether he would accept the nomination.

Comments
  • BulletProof. - 2012-10-19 22:48

    But, people is not backing up Cosatu and Spear aliance anymore.Look how Vavi was stoned today , the same way they stoned the DA some time ago.Ironic.

      louis.olivier.988 - 2012-10-20 12:41

      WHAT have they already come back from the zoo, chimp section?

      croix.mactee - 2012-10-20 13:35

      Good heavens! They walk among us and actually have the say in our collective future. Not even a sweet old Granny can love a face like that. Pretty it ain't!

  • dee.bone.39 - 2012-10-19 23:37

    lets look at another term of Zuma. He'll be fighting Juju and cartoonists and be stealing what he can get his grubby fingers on. He'll take the country close to the brink of destruction but will definately put the ANC in its grave. If he doesn't get recalled first, we'll have a new party governing after the end of his second term. The price we're paying as a nation is high and its going to be terrible after 2 Zuma terms, but at least he'll end 1 party rule. The truth is, the ANC agenda is purely and only enrichment. Nothing else. It was insane for the ANC to elect Zuma with his CV for party president in the first place (even if it was to secure tne Zulu vote) , then witness his 1st term performance and still want him for another term. Come on now. Anyway they qont be assured of the Zulu vote post Zuma. To do that they'll have to bend over backwards and give in to the king's every demand. The county's in a helluva pickle if we cant get thru to the electorate by 2014.

  • dee.bone.39 - 2012-10-19 23:39

    lets look at another term of Zuma. He'll be fighting Juju and cartoonists and be stealing what he can get his grubby fingers on. He'll take the country close to the brink of destruction but will definately put the ANC in its grave. If he doesn't get recalled first, we'll have a new party governing after the end of his second term. The price we're paying as a nation is high and its going to be terrible after 2 Zuma terms, but at least he'll end 1 party rule. The truth is, the ANC agenda is purely and only enrichment. Nothing else. It was insane for the ANC to elect Zuma with his CV for party president in the first place (even if it was to secure tne Zulu vote) , then witness his 1st term performance and still want him for another term. Come on now. Anyway they wont be assured of the Zulu vote post Zuma. To have that assurance, they'll have to bend over backwards and give in to the king's every demand. The county's in a helluva pickle if we cant get thru to the electorate by 2014.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-20 00:00

    Sad really that these are the best they can come up with as nominees. But then perhaps that is why they are satisfied with the nomination process.

  • aj.oosthuizen.7 - 2012-10-20 00:28

    Of course they are.....

  • graham.greeff - 2012-10-20 00:48

    I think its a case of putting a X against the person you dont like.Mentality.

      phuti.mogoroga - 2012-10-20 02:09

      I hate dis nominations process, if all dis ws done 4 da better or da future of da Country thn Trevor Manuel was goin2 be Nominated either as the PResident or Deputy President. Cosatu is jus concerned about enrichin thmselves cz hw cn they wnt 2 retain Zuma as da president whn a blind man can see thr is division under his leadership. Politics is unfair. Motlantle mus be the president thn.

  • nico.vandermerwe.54 - 2012-10-20 04:32

    \we are certain to meet all our targeted time lines\. Wouldn't it be nice to hear more of that phrase with regards to service delivery rather than during a rush to claim a stake to tax payer's money?

  • nicolas.gombert.16 - 2012-10-20 05:23

    In the end, a bunch of about 900 unruly, JW blue label swirling, tender-grabbing idiots will determine the fate of this country by electing their leader of choice who is too scared to even enter into a public debate with the leader of the opposition on TV so that everybody can see he is simply not up to the job. Is this how democracy works? He who controls the ANC branches controls the country. How is this achieved: jobs for pals, a tender here and there and not the slightest concern for the people of South Africa.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-10-20 06:45

    All forms of freedom require sacrifice. We, the law abiding, tax paying and and practically disenfranchised minority NEED to keep Zoombie in power. It is the most effective and clinical way to fractionalise and disembowel the anc. 5 years of sacrifice for a lifetime of order, stability, accountability and happiness. This is the only wish of all decent SAfricans.. A new order beckons!

      vandeventer.sarel - 2012-10-20 08:16

      Defnitely, if zoombie gets elected for second term they wil feel the pinch come voting time. Lots of decent blacks told me so, they are gatvol of corruption

  • frank.zippa.1 - 2012-10-20 08:14

    The ANC should make a movie about the runup to Mangaung. Call it "Drunken retards at a Christmas Party". The picture of Mantashe would make a great poster.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-20 12:14

    Gwede must be really pleased with all the support Zuma is getting. It means Gwede makes a great chance to stay where he is. Just a pity it means the pits for the rest of us.

      Peabo Siphelele Mkhize - 2012-10-21 08:11

      This Mantashe is such a hypocrite. He keeps saying the branches must be allowed to decide without interference from Alliance partners but COSATU is allowed to keep saying they want to keep the current leadership. There seems to be a lot of intimidation to people who oppose the current leadership.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-10-20 15:12

    Delegates? Candidates? Nominees? You make the political process in this country sound normal! Morons,imbeciles and cronies are more like it! You f*$kwits think that politics is a game. Leave governance to the decent, accountable and honest people of this land!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-20 16:49

    All sewn up now and all top positions sorted and all the rest of the useless cadres can sigh a relief, their jobs still intact. Mr. fence sitter will is very loyal to his boss, extra bonus for sitting out this one. Nkandla will become the New York of South Africa whilst outside New York every thing destructs and burns.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-20 16:52

    What is going on with News24 today so many of my comments have been deleted on various topics I have responded to. If you dont want us to comment then say so. Who are you to decided to can comment and who cant.

  • lindani.zulu2 - 2012-10-21 07:43

    I will vote anc till I die.. No matter whose in power.. I just dnt even wanna imagine this country in the hands of a white man ever again..

      tony.naidoo - 2012-10-21 08:42

      Don't you believe that we have enough decent, honest and responsible black leaders who could take this country forward? People like you will condemn SA to remain in a perpetual state of corruption and incompetence. Living in a safe, stable and progressive land is a universal goal of all normal human beings. Decency has nothing to do with race!

  • NKAISANA - 2012-10-29 16:45

    We dont support Zuma only few individual push Zuma on our throat but we are going to vomit him,by inffluencing the shack dwellers to demand houses from stupid Zuma

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