ANC Gauteng nominates Motlanthe

2012-10-07 17:46

Johannesburg - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has been nominated by the Gauteng ANC provincial executive council (PEC) to lead the national ANC, provincial leader Paul Mashatile said on Sunday.

"As this PEC we have been calling for the renewal of the ANC change in leadership," Mashatile said in his prepared remarks at the special provincial general council in Johannesburg.

"We have been doing this guided by the objective reality that today [Sunday] our movement finds itself operating in a very modernising world and therefore we are required to modernise the ANC."

In addition to nominating Motlanthe as ANC president, the PEC also named Febe Potgieter as deputy secretary general and Mashatile as treasurer general as its preferred candidates for the ANC national elective conference to be held in Mangaung in December.

While the Gauteng PEC was unanimous in its recommendations for those positions, it was split on the rest of the top six.

The PEC recommended both Tokyo Sexwale and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for deputy president, Joel Netshitenzhe and Gwede Mantashe for secretary general, and Thandi Modise and Naledi Pandor for national chairperson.

Mashatile said the PEC had "extensive discussions" on the nominations and believed its list would ensure "generational transitional mix".

"We agreed that we need a renewed leadership that will catapult our movement and ensure that we grow and move it to greater heights," Mashatile said.

He said the PEC's nominations were only about unity and he denied they were about removing leaders.

Mashatile said the nominations of the PEC were not final and could be changed in the nomination process to begin on Monday.

He said provincial ANC members were now free to lobby and campaign for their chosen candidates but he advised them to conduct themselves in a "dignified manner".

  • oscar.pretorius.52 - 2012-10-07 17:49

    This should get interesting...

      nina.ignjatov - 2012-10-07 20:20

      This is not good news!!! KGalema LOVES Julius!! It seems all the the big boys that support Malema are taking over!!! Scary!!!

      ryan.macdougall - 2012-10-07 20:36

      @ nina.ignjatov. Just remember JuJu only had one count of corruption against him zuma has 700 counts of fraud, rape and the list goes on. Literally anyone with a degree in the ANC would be better. Then there's this issue of cader deployment in the NPA and the police. # just saying that Zuma should not runt the country and since he took over its been all down hill.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-07 21:54

      @Leonardb1 - if *only* the truth were to be told! Just once :), (singing) "what a beautiful place this would be"

  • phahla.matwa - 2012-10-07 17:50

    Kgalema won't avail himself

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-07 18:07

      2 things make me doubt Kgalema's integrity: He failed to reinstate Vusi Pikoli He seems to be thick with Julius I also have to wonder if he would be strong enough to stand up against corruption. Truth be told, between Jacob, Kgalema, Bheki Cele and Tokyo there is not much to go on, is there? My hope is that a strong, no-nonsense leader will emerge that will unify the people and stomp on dishonesty. Unfortunately the pickings are poor....

      george.outremer - 2012-10-07 18:36

      Kgalema looks the part, but does he have the grit to play the part? I too share the doubts expressed by SharonE. I had to smirk at the comment of Mashatile with respect to unity. We need a leader who brings trust, integrity and most of all ability to deal with the many issues we face as a country - specifically: stamping out crime and corruption - not forgetting service delivery.

  • azande.futhi - 2012-10-07 17:54

    Now the GP is doing the right thing. Away with Zuma and his ruthless cronies.

  • - 2012-10-07 18:02

    I am going blind. What happened to the white-haired 'special one' Fikile?

      vuyelwa.kamlana - 2012-10-07 22:29

      Yeah, where is he hiding?

      keith.f.murphy - 2012-10-17 17:29

      massaging zooma spear

  • lihle.majozini - 2012-10-07 18:03

    I like this, Mangaung is gonna be very interesting, Viva Kgalema Malema Viva!

  • kim.buren - 2012-10-07 18:05

    They can nominate who they like. Within weeks, News24 will be spamming the pages of his fraudulant acts

  • marcdefl - 2012-10-07 18:05

    Viva Mr Mothlante Viva. Panzi Clown Zuma Panzi. There is some hope for our beloved country. We call on all good comrades to do the right thing. Viva President Mothlante Viva.

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-07 18:09

    Definitely a better choice than keeping Zuma.

      Erna - 2012-10-07 18:22

      Can you imagine how much it will cost this country keeping zuma? By the end of his 2nd term Nkandla will be covered in gold.

      Alien42063 - 2012-10-07 20:01

      Uhm...Kobus, isn't Motlanthe a Malema Supporter?

      nina.ignjatov - 2012-10-07 20:22

      @Kobus, yes Zuma ain't great, kgalema is a HUGE supporter of Julius and his views!! I would keep Zuma over him!!

      Grannatjie - 2012-10-07 20:41

      The cost of Nkandla is NOTHING compared to the cost of nationalising the mining industry.

      edwin.i.jay - 2012-10-08 06:39

      That is debatable. Motlanthe will bring Julius Malema back which will be the end of SA. So even if Zuma is a bad president, atleast he is keeping nationalization and genocide promotions off the table which is more than I can say when Julius Malema will be good buddies with the president

      Joubs1957 - 2012-10-08 08:37

      @ Grannatjie....The mining industry is already stuffed... in case you haven`t noticed???

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-08 10:51

      Correction, Motlanthe said He does not necessarily agree with Malema but He did not support the expelling of the ANCYL leadership from the party. He believes there could have been a political solution to the problem. To say He supports Malema is a misrepresentation of what He said. Unless one of you can give me a different quote from him.

  • jabulani.maphote - 2012-10-07 18:10

    Let those with political mind calculate their ratios and recommend the future leadership which will bring about transformation within the party and inour beloved country - Jabu

  • bongiwe.gegana - 2012-10-07 18:14

    this is great news, full support must be given here.....

  • Erna - 2012-10-07 18:15

    'Lift it to greater heights'! More like lifting it out of an all time low!

  • sifiso.ndlangamandla - 2012-10-07 18:16

    Comrade Msholozi all the way.

  • mlondolozi.matshini - 2012-10-07 18:23

    ANC Gauteng nominates Mothlante, ok so..........ANC KZN probably won't that's fine too.........But I googled Jerry Springer today and that is BIG NEWS.

  • mawonga.mose - 2012-10-07 18:25

    Viva! ANC gauteng VIVA away wit JZ we need strong,respected and anti-corrupt leadership AWAY shower guyz

  • kholwani.sokulu - 2012-10-07 18:29

    If Motlanthe doesn't have the ballz to publicly admit that he's running for presidency than why should he be trusted to lead the ANC. Instead he writes a book in which he discredits Zuma's administration and further supports the stupid Juju boy. He's just another snake.

      jenny.webbe - 2012-10-07 18:36

      I hope you are wrong kholwani, but a sad part of me thinks you're probably spot on.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-08 11:02

      No leader that has been nominated for the leadership positions has come out public to say they accept the nomination yet. At the right time they will speak. Even Zuma never said He wanted to run for second term. But I think He has no choice because if He doesn't He might end up in jail.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-08 11:07

      Please send me Kgalema's communication where He said He supports Juju. I only remember Him speaking about supporting a political solution to the issues that ANC had with ANCYL leadership instead of firing them. I also remember Kgalema supporting freedom of speech for all people including Malema. However the media sold it to the public as if Kgalema supports Malema.

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-10-07 18:35

    Good mix of skills and mental power...Gauteng has done best, except one candidate I have doubts about though I do believe he is a good supporter to anyone in Power...Viva Gauteng

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-10-07 18:54


  • beki.khumalo - 2012-10-07 18:56

    Cde Motlanthe is an honourable man, a dedicated cadre of the movement who respects the ANC. At the moment it's not ideal to criticise Zuma and the current ANC leadership. Any critism that is leveled at Zuma now is subjected to unfair questions. Case in point is Juju, as musch as he is considered 'controversial', the critism he has on Zuma is genuine and those that think protection of democracy is ideal should unite and defend Malema against Zuma. Think objectively, DA supporters think about what Zille said on the Simelani decision about democracy!!! Don't let your hate for Malema cloud your objectives for democracy please! Zuma must go!

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-07 19:09

      hmmmmm....problem is, no matter how noble some start out, there is that old saying...."power corrupts and absolute etc" Anyway, of the few who have been in power, Zuma has been the worst. Think about it, Mbeki was an absent president, he rather enjoyed the private plane and trotting around the world. Who is left? Who is person enough to stand up for change, equality, and who can perform a real leadership job?

      beki.khumalo - 2012-10-07 19:25

      Beverly, you're spot on! We need a bold leader with a strong backbone, a person that won't celebrate the number of people covered by grants, but one who will celebrate the decline of the numbers of people covered by grants!!! A person that will make a decision on nationalisation! Make a decision on the labour laws! A progressive and agressive leader like Joice Banda, not a 'people pleaser' like Zuma. Zuma has failed on so many level. The worst mistake the ANC has ever made!!!

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-07 19:38

      Beki! hear hear....I was in Malawi many years ago, and despite any other faults, 'Hastings?' was a strong leader, and NOONE went a day without food. It was law....also no crime....? eish. Currently in Botswana, where I have been to recently, the president there is making great strides....I was blown away by the progress. (yeah I know the Chinese are there making roads) but it is a great place to be for everyone. The president has just made a law, that as of November this year, all hunting is banned, other that the culling of elderly elephants, (vet approved) and certain antelopes for the Bushmen.Sorry I digress......

      Nkosinathi Mwasi - 2012-10-07 20:11

      what has Motlanthe can change in the party?

  • sandor.l.varga - 2012-10-07 19:14

    “Shower head” will be out from a driving seat, he will have enough time to finish even grade 5. Lol

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-10-07 19:26

    If memory serves, wasn't he the useless one? The 'figure-head' ?? So now he is still hanging on the fringes hoping for greatness and a huge salary increase. Shame.

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-07 19:30

    @sphamandla shut the hell up... idiot

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-10-07 19:34

    This could be KM's political suicide. Problem I have is that he is in favor of Malema. As they say show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.

  • khaya.blaai.1 - 2012-10-07 19:41

    If the PEC cannot even agree on their top 6 candidates, how do they expect to guide the general Gauteng membership? It is clear that Gauteng branches are on their own and have to make their own analysis and pronounce on their preferred candidates.

  • mulalo.musenwa - 2012-10-07 20:03

    fully behind him [Mutlanthe]

  • rebecca.pooe - 2012-10-07 20:15

    Motlanthe you are too quite, you have a good chance, but people dont know what to expect from you, this can be your down fall. All i know is that you support Juju.

      vuyelwa.kamlana - 2012-10-07 22:21

      that may be true.

  • sello.k.motaung - 2012-10-07 20:19

    I ws @ PGC today as an delegate I dnt remember we nominate any one , so um sprisd by de comment made by cde paul , whn he we nominate cde kgalema, the only thng that I hear is dat ws an opinion frm pec not frm branch delegate, discipln cde paul ur a leader so leade urs by example stop 2 lair.

      sam.ntshangase - 2012-10-07 22:54

      True Cde I heard frm other delegates nothing like Paul is saying

  • krakitla - 2012-10-07 20:22

    ANC branches Gauteng will give direction.leading to Mangaung.

      sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-10-07 20:28

      sorry da u are killing me hw gauteng branch can give direction on december whres KZN region iz a biggest rigion to convince other smallest branches

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-10-07 21:47

      My WORD! What?

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-07 20:30

    plse take out Ngwente Mantashe for the nomination list he is against our future President Mr Malema

      mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-10-07 21:13

      He is going 2 lead u in Preson.

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-10-07 20:41


      phello.khiba - 2012-10-07 20:51

      time will tell, not over till de fat lady sing.miracles do happen..dnt b excited.cous u'll b suprise.aluta cöntinua.

      sam.ntshangase - 2012-10-07 22:49

      How can u 4get WCape lo Mashatile wenziwa yinzondo ngoba akazange appoint as premier bazomphinda futhi ngoba unenkani

      leko.dada1 - 2012-10-08 01:04


      sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-08 08:40

      If I were JZ (or even in his camp)- I wouldn't bank on the ANCWL because they made a u-turn aginst T Mbeki in 2007 under Mapisa-Nqakula.

  • archie.mooki - 2012-10-07 20:43

    mama Mia .... if it was possible I would like them on debate to tell me why they should be elected as ANC President in Mangaung

  • archie.mooki - 2012-10-07 20:43

    mama Mia .... if it was possible I would like them on debate to tell me why they should be elected as ANC President in Mangaung

  • nocawe.mafu - 2012-10-07 21:30

    The PEC of Gauteng is welcome to its views. Branches of Gauteng will speak from tomorrow through their branch general meetings. Let's hope and pray that Gauteng leadership is not left with an egg in the face. The position of Gauteng will be known after the provincial general council of 25 November. For now anything else is bookmaking.

  • matthews.bantsijang - 2012-10-07 21:33

    Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has been nominated by the Gauteng ANC provincial executive council (PEC) to lead the national ANC, provincial leader Paul Mashatile said on Sunday.

      nocawe.mafu - 2012-10-07 21:54

      Not true. Cde Kgalema is nominated by the Provincial Executive Committee(PEC) not Provincial General Council(PGC) . The latter is made up of branch delegates and the leagues while the former is 25 members elected at conference to lead the province for four years. I hope you are clarified.

  • karabo.magagane - 2012-10-07 22:17

    cute Gauteng top positions

  • nomkhosi.cosment - 2012-10-07 22:21

    If motlanthe bcomes a president a white man will lose his farm (o_O)

      loading123 - 2012-10-08 06:36

      This has been happening for years. 20% of all farmers left from '94. You'd be stupid to buy a farm in SA, because you're gonna die! Seems like food is going to be a rare thing in the future.

  • Michael - 2012-10-07 22:47

    Branches will have the final say, i dont see Motlanthe making it againts Zuma machinery, otherwise he is setting up himself to fail and go down as a loser. If i was Motlanthe i would wait for 5 years as a deputy intead of losing now unnecessary.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-10-08 06:27

    TOKOYO shoul be the nomination, we need business minds to save this country not silent puppets and uneducated people ZUMA is the highest paid illitrate in the world... and look at this mess he has caused!!!

  • malwandec - 2012-10-08 07:08

    I promote his election, we can not have president jacob zuma back for second term, I mean if his to be so expensive than that's useless because our tax money can not afford him, R203 million farmhouse maintenance, be realist we still have schools to build, houses for all, hospitals, we have money to benefit all people of south africa, not certain people, that's a big CAN'T DO !!

  • Joubs1957 - 2012-10-08 08:34

    The blind leading the blind??

  • stanford.mbizo - 2012-10-08 08:40

    Recycling at its best but unfortunatley none is fit for the office of the president.

  • emmanuelmasogo - 2012-10-08 08:49

    Intellect like Kgalema with no corruption in his pockets is what this country needs.

      honest.mrwebo - 2012-10-08 14:11

      Mara Galema comes with Malema bru , unless you like the package

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-10-08 08:56

    The only difference this is going to make is that we are probably going to have to deal with Malema again as this fool supports him and wants him back!! Come on everyone vote for the DA and move South Africa forward!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-08 09:02

    Motlanthe appears to be squeaky clean, but can we take that at face value.....there is a devious side I see in him. Unless Motlanthe can take over and put his foot down smartly and kick out all zuma's rubbish non performing and corrupt ministers and officials, we will see no change. If he is going to let JuJu dictate the terms and conditions then we will be worse off than HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS ZUMA. I still believe this country needs a complete turn around and it is time for change TATA MA CHANCE.

  • don.mug.3 - 2012-10-08 09:29

    A lethargic Zuma has failed SA,globalisation. needs dynamic leadership,not rhetoric.

      awb.anc - 2012-10-08 10:08

      The DA provides dynamic leadership !

  • awb.anc - 2012-10-08 09:52

    There is now way that my neighbourwood and I will vote ANC again with either Zuma or Mothlante, Zuma is Mr Corruption and Mothlante wanting Mr Corruption Junior (Malema) back. We now vote DA.

      michael.maluleke.14 - 2012-10-17 18:55

      That is good because your DA will close all schools those are serving black kidz. Yesterday 20 in one province so what is going to happen if they win the gorvenment ?

  • abdullah.ndabezitha - 2012-10-08 10:06

    nothing scary.... if you do not understand the anc you will not...

  • matsosotsika - 2012-10-08 10:14


  • mawetu.janda - 2012-10-08 10:38

    If Motlanthe is so blind to sense that Malema(who is his ticket to presidency of the ANC)is very much hated within and out of the ANC than Zuma and that his decision will cost him his political lfe how will he be smart enough to lead this country with its complex issues?If I were Him and don't want to be flushed out POLOTIKAL POOL(by ZUMA - a surecase winner in MANGAUNG) I would remain a deputy president.Be in your senses Mr Deputy if you don't want to EXTINCT POLOTIKALI!!

  • honest.mrwebo - 2012-10-08 14:07

    Thanks News24: I see you deleted my comment but the short vesrion is Malema is a Liability to Motlante !!

  • adupedi - 2012-10-08 14:15