ANC nominations not done yet

2012-12-13 13:17

Johannesburg - The announcement of candidates to stand for election at Mangaung will not be made until all the nominees have officially responded, the ANC electoral commission said on Thursday.

"We are only go[ing] to announce those who have accepted the nominations when we have finished the process of screening the candidates and know whether they accept or decline," said ANC electoral commission member Tshilidzi Ratshitanga.

He said that the process of finalising the nominations, including getting responses from nominated candidates about whether they would accept their nominations, had not yet been completed.

"We will give candidates as much time as possible to consider their options. This is a dynamic process of electing the ANC, we can’t rush it. If we rush it for the convenience of the media we will be short-circuiting it," he said.

"We really cannot rush this process, because we will be doing a disservice to an important process of the ANC."

He said once a list was compiled, it would first be distributed to ANC branches before being announced to the media.

"We cannot announce that at a press conference, we have to announce it to the branches first," Ratshitanga said.

However, the process could continue into the conference as delegates could nominate candidates from the floor.

If a floor nomination receives 25% of the support of the delegates, and is accepted by the nominee, it will be added to the ballot.

  • mholthuysen - 2012-12-13 13:28

    Some more chair throwing perhaps?

  • Eterni80 - 2012-12-13 13:29

    awwww diddums...

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-12-13 13:39

    This is such a non event - as if it makes a difference to anyone other than ANC supporters? I have this Mangaung issue coming out of my ears! Its not gonna matter to me one way or the other - they will replace one sorry president for another! ANC policies dictate that every president stick to their rules, laws and regulations - there will never be an independant president who will be his own man, take the initiative and do the right thing by the people - our presidents are sheep - they follow while the ANC leads - I dare anyone to diagree with me!

      JohannDuToit - 2012-12-13 13:54

      @ssmonareng Dont be stupid..

      The_Don_@_Nkandla - 2012-12-13 13:58

      @ SSMONAREG: And, please, what is 'racist' in angelanair3's comment? Please elaborate.

      mholthuysen - 2012-12-13 14:01

      ssmonareng - not sure where angelanair mentioned race just once in her posting? And if I look at her picture it seems that she was certainly not one of the privileged ones in South Africa's past. But as in SA politics throw the race card when intelligent arguments run out? For someone who studied at UKZN you seem quite ignorant.... or are you one of the ANC's benefiting sheep?

      JohannDuToit - 2012-12-13 14:07

      Studied at UKZN does not mean he actualy passed anything..

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-13 14:32

      @ssmonareng bahahahad sheep.

      mholthuysen - 2012-12-13 14:35

      True Johann - with connections you can be illiterate and "study"

  • khumo.lebone - 2012-12-13 13:54

    ....and who cares??

      silenta.solly - 2012-12-13 15:09

      fact that you read the story and still found time to comment tells me that you care very much

  • john.cryink - 2012-12-13 14:03

    Would it not be nice if we can rid the dread disease of cANCer by applying political chemo therapy?

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-13 14:22

    ANC a total waste of time an muny Y don't thy do something constructive. The only thing u good at is negative publicity.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-13 14:22

    ANC a total waste of time an muny Y don't thy do something constructive. The only thing u good at is negative publicity.

  • Nkhangwe - 2012-12-13 14:31

    i would prefer Montlanthe to be president,he is a man of principles,if he does not became president,the next few years ANC will be changing constitutions and our freedom will be in danger

  • warren.rodel - 2012-12-13 14:37

    lock down and throw chairs, stick fight to the death!

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-12-13 14:56

    Guys - I have a very good sense of humour - I had a good laugh! So @ssmonareng - I am not a racist. I will state my views and at no time will I refer to any race - unless it applies to the content! I dont pander to the ANC or their supporters - I live in a hard fought for Democracy - so I have freedom of choice. I exercise my freedom at any given time - and I expect you to allow me my freedom - That is what a democracy is about! As for saying something positive? I have nothing positive to say about them now - I did but not any longer. And besides thats whats you are there for - being an ANC supporter - you have to find the positive in them and tell us! Incidentally - I am a realist! To Mike, the Don and everyone else - thank you - I love the comments pages on news24..........

      mholthuysen - 2012-12-13 16:03

      Angela - thank you!

  • francismusiwalo.ngwana - 2012-12-13 15:36

    What diefference will he bring? If he can denounce and stop e-tolls maybe.

  • Stephens Moffat - 2012-12-13 15:46

    whether Motlanthe or Zuma there is no difference, they are from the same kraal(ANC) guided by ANC policy. even in 2007 in Polokwane they had said they want change but nothing had change after 5 years.

  • ssydwell2 - 2012-12-13 16:09

    The forces of the revolutional had spoken together withthe provinces let the nominies conferms their position as they were mandated by the forces of the movement .i think Mangaung is the close documents let the deligates make Mangaung shake

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