Dlamini-Zuma for president, says ANC Ekurhuleni

2017-08-29 21:08
Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. (GCIS)

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. (GCIS)

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Johannesburg - The ANC in Ekurhuleni will support Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to replace Jacob Zuma as ANC president, it said on Tuesday.

This was due to her "unwavering commitment" to radical economic transformation, regional executive committee chair Robert Mashego said.

However, the region admitted it had yet to consult the branches that would nominate candidates ahead of the ANC’s December elective conference.

Regional chairperson Mzwandile Masina said the decision was the outcome of two days of talks between the regional leaders. They would now discuss their decision with their 111 branches and the provincial executive committee.

The REC wanted ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe to be the party’s chairperson and ANC Gauteng chair Paul Mashatile to be elected treasurer general.

Also read: Our uniform is holy, don't wear it to Ramaphosa events - ANCWL Limpopo.

The ANC in the province appears divided on who it wants to succeed Jacob Zuma at the December conference.

In June, the ANC West Rand region’s chair Boyce Maneli endorsed ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as his preferred candidate. The West Rand ANC Youth League did the same.

Read more: West Rand ANC and Youth League want Ramaphosa

The Gauteng PEC is widely expected to back Ramaphosa.

Mashego described Dlamini-Zuma as an "organic intellectual".

"The experience is unequal. Her organic understanding of the organisation is unequalled."

Dlamini-Zuma, 68, publicly declared her candidacy in the ANC leadership battle after her term as AU Commission chairperson ended. She has campaigned across the country in recent weeks.


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