ANC eThekwini supports Zuma - report

2012-08-16 16:39

Durban - The ANC's eThekwini region in KwaZulu-Natal publicly endorsed President Jacob Zuma for a second term, the Sowetan reported on Thursday.

"As the region, we are united behind the ANC and its NEC, which is led by President Jacob Zuma," regional secretary Bheki Ntshangase was quoted as saying.

"Our regional executive committee is happy with the provincial leadership and that of President Zuma. Our organisation and the country are in capable hands."

EThekwini is the ANC's biggest region, with over 100 branches and more than 66 000 members.

The region was expected to send a strong delegation to the ANC's national elective conference in Mangaung in December.

The party had barred its members from openly declaring their support for candidates until nominations opened in October. However, Ntshangase heaped praise on Zuma, saying it was the first time under his leadership that all the provinces were focusing on the presidential infrastructure commission, according to the report.

"We have seen the process of the implementation of the National Health Insurance under the very same leadership of President Zuma, and the implementation of the National Planning Commission," he was quoted as saying.

"We see no reason to doubt his leadership moving forward. We have confidence in the leadership that was elected in Polokwane."

  • bernpm - 2012-08-16 16:52

    I thought that electioneering stuff was put on hold till December 2012 ?? Or is this just not disciplinary behaviour, yet again??

      sean.mkhize.1 - 2012-08-16 19:51

      The acting president of the ANC Youth league, just last month was busy saying they support cde Motlante for president and even saying that he will definitely be a president. Was he disciplined? So let's be fair cde. Let's sort out the YL first.

  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-08-16 17:11

    What I learn about this KZN anc they never respect the anc accept their own Zulu people,we are all waiting for october,but thanks to them for throwing egg in Mantashe's face

      tw2066 - 2012-08-16 22:40

      wht i learn about anc is that they never respect the voters too

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-08-16 17:21

    Earlier this week I read about the ANC witholding the release of a report on fraud / corruption in the eThekwini region. Does this have any connection with the above endorsement?

      jan.vanriebeeck.58 - 2012-08-16 18:14

      Arrest Sutty and gang............

      tw2066 - 2012-08-16 22:44

      The ANC in KZN are so full of it, but then again, the ANC is Zulu party led by a "Zulu Boy"... These guys find the name Old Main racist ?? Hehe all the other tribes going to be on their kneeeeeeeees in front of the New King Showerkop and his Spear....

  • salani.hulela.7 - 2012-08-16 17:33

    Who cares?showerman is out come managing,the gloves are oooooooooooooooooooooff!!

  • FANNYDNA - 2012-08-16 17:57

    Though the can support him, he is out... Malema back kamp.

      tw2066 - 2012-08-16 22:47

      "fanny dna" - is this for real?

  • B.b. - 2012-08-16 18:02

    This one is open 4ANC members to comment. No other political parties. If u want to know South Africa, let me tell u, it's a country full of racism. Previously they were talking about White people and today they are complaining about Zulu people. Nobody was mentioning anything by Xhosa when Mandela and Mbheki were leading the country. If u want us to believe that the current leadership is not good, don't mention anything about culture and race, but talk about the things under the scope of the development of the country, then we'll believe u

  • BulletProof. - 2012-08-16 18:03

    Is the rest of the Country have to be Zulu to win the favors of the president? I can read tribalism on this one.

  • jan.vanriebeeck.58 - 2012-08-16 18:13

    ViVa my President ViVa....We Love you.

      tw2066 - 2012-08-16 22:48

      LOL van Riebiek - you the man!!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-08-16 18:20

    Of course they would support him,he has probably promised to cover up their corruption. Secondly kwa-zulu is the only really decent province under ANC not all the places but most of the money has been spent on uplifting this province. Now, what about this zumaville how will that uplift this province. Poor eastern cape those poor buggers get a raw deal all the time, only rubbished promises for votes.

      tw2066 - 2012-08-16 22:50

      Lots of support, I believe they call each other bra's = JZ being a 38DDD

  • Michael - 2012-08-16 19:55

    Zuma has support across all provinces, even in Limpopo, only Malema supporters need change, they will not succede in Mangaung because they dont have numbers, i see the situation where the whole current leadership is retained unopposed. Its the end of the road for Malema, he will comeback after five years from now, and as a new member he may have to wait 10 years thereafter to be in the NEC:

      jacob.senzo - 2012-09-03 15:13

      That is where u are wrong china

  • zikhona3 - 2012-08-16 20:03

    Zulu tribe is to blind to see corruption under Prez Zuma, this man is leading ANC out of the political power. ANC delegates must do right thing vote out Zuma

  • sisa.mtwana - 2012-08-16 20:10

    Mr president someone is trying to buy you with the promise to vote for you in Dec if you don't publish their corruption report. You decide if you want to be on the side of thieves or the truth with the masses.

  • werner.pagels - 2012-08-16 20:17

    2x2=4..4x4=16...16X16=.....just getting deeeeper and deeeeeper towards a point of no return.

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-08-16 21:43

    The corrupt support the corrupt .

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-08-17 10:54

    agreed, jz is much better than previous president, he listens and does his utmost best than thinking he is clever than everybody in the country

  • themba.qwabe.1 - 2012-08-17 15:48

    surely u can complain until cows come home but u get what u deserve. You leadership is as good/bad as u. You can chop and change them like undies but u will achieve nothing because u do not understand dermocracy, respect and responsibity. Judging from what Isee am certain we are on a downward spiral. Always looing to blame someone except ourselves for wrong decisions that we ve made. perhaps we not ready to govern all of us individually.

  • mark.wade.9461 - 2012-08-17 16:37

    Isn't that nice. I suppose those officials will all get a little palace at Nkandla to call their own - you know, with a Bentley or two.

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