ANC members promise to play nice

2012-10-08 22:21

Johannesburg - The nomination process ahead of the ANC national elective conference in Mangaung should be "comradely", two provinces agreed on Monday.

The working committees (PWC) of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal said there were no major policy differences.

"All issues related to the conference including the question of leadership must be discussed in a comradely manner without acrimony and tension," they said in a statement after meeting in Durban.

The Gauteng provincial executive council (PEC) voiced its support on Sunday for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to lead the ANC.

The KZN PEC has not yet made its own announcement for Mangaung. However, it is the home province of ANC president Jacob Zuma.

"The joint meeting agreed that a conducive environment must be created within the ANC for our branches and members to exercise their democratic rights to elect leaders of their choice," they said.

These rights must be exercised within the guidelines set out by the ANC's policy document "Through the eye of the needle."

The PECs said there were "no major policy differences" within the ANC and that the organisation had to be focused on maintaining unity.

It said the conference at Mangaung should focus on improving the quality of life for South Africans.

In touch with the people

Meanwhile, the ANC in Limpopo said on Monday that it is in  favour of Kgalema Motlanthe to take over as president of the party at the Mangaung conference, according to provincial secretary Soviet Lekganyane said on Monday.

The province supported Tokyo Sexwale for deputy president and Fikile Mbalula for secretary general, Lekganyane said in a statement.

This followed a meeting of African National Congress's provincial executive committee in Limpopo on Monday afternoon.

The province recommended that Thandi Modise retain her position as deputy secretary general, and that Mathews Phosa stay on as treasurer general. The position of chairperson should go to Thenjiwe Mtintso.

Lekganyane said the meeting unanimously decided on the top six positions in the ANC and nominated a pool of 85 national executive committee (NEC) members.

The ANC in Mpumalanga, however, is backing President Jacob Zuma to head the party for another term, provincial secretary Lucky Ndinisa said on Monday.

The provincial executive committee (PEC) resolved to nominate leadership "in touch with the people, accessible, and flexible", he said in a statement.

The province has put forward the names of businessman Cyril Ramaphosa for deputy president and Jessie Duarte as deputy secretary general.

It favoured keeping Baleka Mbete as chairperson and Gwede Mantashe as secretary general.

Ndinisa said the province supported KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize as treasurer general.

As part of the PEC's task of providing guidance to the African National Congress branches in the province it had chosen leaders who satisfied the character of the party, understood ANC policy, and could apply it under all conditions, Ndinisa said.

The leadership it had chosen were "beyond reproach in political and social conduct" and "principled, firm, humble, and considerate".

Branches in Mpumalanga would now debate the list and decide who to nominate.

Following this process, the province would hold a nomination conference to decide on a final submission to the ANC's National Electoral Commission, Ndinisa said.

  • Jacques - 2012-10-08 22:35

    Is it just me or is this headline a bit tacky?

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:26

      JZ is a bit tacky

      alan.gernet - 2012-10-09 08:18

      if the shoe fits....

  • vuyelwa.kamlana - 2012-10-08 22:36

    Nobody knows we will wait and see.....Mangaung.

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:27

      Dont care either

  • mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-10-08 22:59

    Mpumalanga left out Sbhemansangu Mathews uncle 4 Julius Malema.

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:27

      And uncle 5???

  • - 2012-10-08 23:10

    Hellen Zille for president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-10-09 06:16

      Na, too competent, she makes the comrades look bad.

      Paul - 2012-10-09 09:48

      Maybe in europe,not here!

  • savanajack - 2012-10-08 23:24

    what will motlanthe do that jz canot do? anc policies do not reflex nationalization of mines n banks n motlanthe said he sticks by the policies. does the youth league think motlanthe will change his mind?

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-09 00:06

    What....? Play nice!!!!!....WHAT?WHAT?WHAT???? were are expecting fire works.... sh8t hitting the fan...... hitman hitting the sh8t.....! This is not Rugby you know......... this is politics....the referee's are bought and paid for... now play..... silly billy's play for your money....... or you get no honey.... no playing nice for the mice...

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-10-09 00:08

    Really now, no cheating you naughty boys, we'll be watching. O Also, rather be safe than sorry, pack in the stab proof vests. Never know what the boys from KZN will do when they lose their place at the trough.

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-10-09 00:41

    Yeah right. Somebody define \\Comradely\

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:33

      Let me try, "If you gonna vote for me bra Comerade, one Jhonny Walking shot for you, rrrright and some Maaaney ... but if you dont vote for me, eish hau mnumzane, one shot for you but not the Johny Walking... hehe, you KNOW wadd I mean Comerade..." "Eh he" Comerade....

  • EricksonTL - 2012-10-09 02:08

    And in other news: grass promises not to be green, and the sun promises to stop burning. Pfffft.

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:37

      And in other news... the fuel price is going down... there was no crime to report on... the ANC drops AA and BBBEE.... the 2013 school text books are being delivered... workers have agreed to discuss their problems rather than strike... Angie Motsega fired... McMaharaj decides to shut up ..... Jacob Zuma admits Nkandla is a waste of money...

  • - 2012-10-09 02:35

    Nkosasana Dlamini-ZUMA, 4 president!!! is de only GOGO who cn lead ds mzansi 2 a green-pasture.

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:38


      Nigel - 2012-10-09 07:42

      Blind leading the blind.

  • bheki.shabangu.10 - 2012-10-09 03:02

    Bla,bla,bla,bla,bla Mnqumeni for President!

  • joubert.joep - 2012-10-09 03:54

    Keep Zuma his house is still not finished.

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2012-10-09 04:00

    Yawn - who cares who the leader of the ANC is? It will make no difference to these dinosaurs/relics of apartheid. This is evidenced in a small way by their prodigious use of the term "comrade" - that is so cold war era, I'm surprised Zuma doesn't have a Mao suit. Nicely tailored of course, so that he can wear it on behalf of "the poor" - under Mbeki they were called "the masses", and treated with the same contempt. We will hear the same old BS like "We have a plan" - never any details of how or what the plan actually is. As I've said before, this is no different to the re-branding of a washing powder with terms like "new" and "improved" - it's still the same suds. Hopefully, the voting populace are starting to realise that it is the ANC that is the enemy of progress and transformation.

      EricksonTL - 2012-10-09 08:16

      True. They will appoint a commission to investigate the problem, or perhaps to 'probe' it. Then they will spend ages developing a 'policy document.' Then they will sit on their hands and congratulate each other for being awesome, and give themselves raises. What a useless bunch of oxygen thieves the ANC are!

  • slikhethe33 - 2012-10-09 04:54

    Should Zuma get a second term, then I give my vote to the opposition. He is worse than the opposition.

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:41

      Should Zipper Zoomer get a second term ... I hope he still has his Royal Ministerial hand book from last year because books only arrive in the last term, after 3 court rulings.

      bulelani.twala - 2012-10-09 06:58

      It would not for the first you vote for the opposition, you always vote for them cos you are not ANC member.

  • croix.mactee - 2012-10-09 05:30

    No, dammit! Don't play nice - Moer mekaar!!!!

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:42

      LOL - Gotta take you out for a beer pal. Like your style,

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-10-09 05:32

    Since when is this crap about who's who in the anc so newsworthy. It is abundantly clear that news24 is a mouthpiece for the anc!

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:43

      And Motsega must be the ar$e piece of the ANC.

  • Michael - 2012-10-09 05:34

    Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Jesse Duarte, Baleka Mbethe, Gwede Mantashe and Dr Zweli Mkhize/Lindiwe Sisulu, my list of top six.

  • pashman.malate - 2012-10-09 06:15

    You mean play it dumb like in Limpompo?

      Michael - 2012-10-09 06:19

      That province is called 'Limpopo'

      tw2066 - 2012-10-09 06:44

      No no, they arent playing dumb ... they really are that stoopid, really.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-10-09 06:22

    its the only country in the world where 4500 idiots decide who will lead 49million people , why cant our voting system be so that we the public can vote for the person who will lead the country.

      gngaleka - 2012-10-09 06:55

      You'll get that chance in 2014 kok. Unfortunately you have already braced yourself to be on the loosing side even by then despite all the make myself feel good comments you guys throw up on here everyday.

      tawanda.danda.9 - 2012-10-09 08:16

      A voting system is in place, you do not need another to place Presidential elections. The 4500 chosen and mandated to lead the ANC supporters to elect leaders of the ANC as a political party. If you a not in the majority you are forced to follow their leader. Use yo vote wisely in the coming Presidential elections and stay with the majority. In that way you will not get disappointed. If can not bit them, then join them. ANC is a vibrant and democratic political party with history for fighting for human rights. Long live ANC, Long live.

      lungelo.yili - 2012-10-09 11:15

      SA votes will be polarized by race for a while buddy. tho the good thing i saw when living in cpt is that mense got gatvol and didnt vote. deprive the vote and the idiots get off their obese derriere's

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-10-09 06:31

    How tiresome.They are busy killing each other around SA ahead of Mangaung and then go and make these nice little statements of intent forgetting along the way that what they always do is vastly different to what they say they will d!

  • sisie.indola - 2012-10-09 07:02

    If you are not with me then you are against me - just don't turn your back. What i would love to know is what JZ has on everyone that kisses his a**8 and climbs up his b**. Can be the only reason why his says "I want" and they say "How much?"

  • jola.jose.7 - 2012-10-09 07:17

    Eastern cape and western cape must play nice,the time for yebo baba is gone a spade for a spade

  • mike.mike.7140497 - 2012-10-09 07:19

    shoot them all please

  • tshepofrank.mongale - 2012-10-09 07:20

    ANC,Kwa-zulu-natal and play nice on one sentence??? I'm nt convinced!

  • kenneth.kgosi - 2012-10-09 07:29

    The Zuma camp should win' so they can get rid of the nuisance Malema holligans..ohh lord bless RSA...

      erick.vogel.75 - 2012-10-09 08:58

      Bonge, Spot-on. I am of the opinion that Motlanthe is sitting behind the turmoil in this country. He and Malema are big choms. They are trying their best to let Zuma look bad. I wont be surprised if Motlanthe or any other anti-Zuma crony, like perhaps, Tokyo Sexwale, win the race.

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-10-09 07:34

    The Mpumalanga PEC has absolutely no clue, they regard Zuma as 'humble and principled'? Principled???? Zuma principled?

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-09 07:36

    The Gautengers shouldn't be lured OR er FOOLED like Piet Retief in ISANDLWANA-In ANY CASE the Nation MUST hold them to their comradely PLEDGE.IF we see buttocks shown the loosing faction like we did POLOKWANE

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-10-09 07:40

    I'm waiting anxiously!

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-09 07:51

    I heard RIAAN COETZEE have been 'poached' to another country? Wher do I send my CV for his old job? Because I'll rid SOUTH AFRICA of the cANCer quicker than he did during his term.

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-10-09 07:55


  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-10-09 07:59

    ANC is already not playig nice with Malema. Staging fake charges to get rid of him!

  • forest.wrights - 2012-10-09 08:05

    The downfall of SA is caused by Racism, Tribalism, Illiteracy and ANC.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-10-09 08:13

    More for the Gravy Train.

  • philhaj - 2012-10-09 08:37

    The constitution need to be changed,this deployment system is undemocratic,how can the Mangaung vote be more important than the 2014 elections?people got no voice in South Africa instead we are held for ransom by this illitrate,self centred,blood thirsty,corrupt delegates.We need to start voting for president during general elections,that way we wont need anc to shove a leader down our throats.

  • thulani.gawie - 2012-10-09 08:41

    Amandla nangok hahahaha!!

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-09 10:21

    I know what this means.Comradely means choosing someone that will give you tenders and not necessarily competent in their jobs.

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-10-09 11:30

    We will swop AK 47,s then kill each other --It will bve called Suicide !

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-09 12:20

    We hear you. We will wait and see and I, for one, am not expecting a miracle.

  • trevor.roberts.148 - 2012-10-09 12:48

    OK. Now I've stopped laughing. How about someone being serious.

  • desertratbkf - 2012-10-09 14:27

    The only thing cANCer vermin can play nicely with is tax payers money for their own personal benefit!

  • john.morovonyovo - 2012-10-09 22:51

    how can a 70 years old Man b a CEO of this country, we know that Zuma can't read 5 pgs, wht about using ipod? we need young leaders who will take this country 4ward,

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