ANC to announce Limpopo leadership

2011-12-18 09:00

Johannesburg - The ANC in Limpopo is expected to announce its top five provincial leaders on Sunday morning.

Voting for the top five leadership positions started late on Saturday.

Provincial chairperson and premier Cassel Mathale is battling it out at the conference against Deputy Arts and Culture Minister Joe Phaahla to retain his position.

Early indications are that Mathale had the most number of supporters at the conference.

Mathale backers apparently include the provincial ANC Youth League, the ANC Woman’s League and the Peter Mokaba and Vhembe regions.

The Sekhuhune and Mopani regions want Phaahla to take over from Mathale - whose chances of retaining his position might have been threatened by the recent placing of some provincial departments under administration by President Jacob Zuma.

Mathale supporters were confident that he would come out victorious, saying proceedings on Saturday were just a formality.

Phaahla supporters also felt their leader would come out victorious.

  • Susanna - 2011-12-18 09:09

    Let's hope for no violence...

      Moss - 2011-12-18 09:30

      One thing we should be thankful of is we don't have Assasination squads in our Politics!

      Robi - 2011-12-18 09:58

      South Africa will always be South Africa. Dreaming of violence in our country is like not understanding where we come from. Never dream of violence in this country. May be in other African country

  • Ian - 2011-12-18 10:03

    let them kill each other

  • Max - 2011-12-18 10:05

    The fact that we cannot vote for individual leaders in this country but that the ANC appoints them is the death of our democracy.

      Larry - 2011-12-18 10:23

      Too true Max. WHile this situation remains, we are not a democracy.

      Ian - 2011-12-18 10:31

      what democracy, its a word they cant even spell, let alone know what it means

      Andrew - 2011-12-18 10:56

      Agreed, as long as we have proportional representation where members are beholden to a political party and not the electorate, we can never be a true democracy.

  • panafriconman - 2011-12-18 10:29

    Agree with above 2 comments. No sane thinking general community would ever vote Cassel and co into power again after his disasterous term of office. These people only survive in power because the general population aren't allowed to vote.

  • George - 2011-12-18 10:42

    Hope that the people have spoken, and who ever given the opportunity to lead the province should do that with respect to the voters interest not his.

  • Nkosinathi - 2011-12-18 10:53

    This type of leadership miscariage that had prevailed within ANC into a Zanu like scenerio of Zimbabwe since the polical demise of president Mbeki.The nation will final pay a heavy price for these empty loud rude tins of leader who have turned ANC to something I hate to call it my party. The day Juju become a president we will plug into a civil war mark my words!!

  • richard.ndlovu2 - 2011-12-18 14:46

    The delegate they put our pronvice again to the people who are not interested in yhe Politics of our Country butb they are looking to enrich themself. AM DISSAPPOITED

  • Tony - 2011-12-18 17:30

    What - the ANC have a leader amongst them??? This is breaking news indeed!! Oh come on - the outcome was announced last week already by Fat Boy Youth.

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