ANC to announce nominations on Day 1

2012-12-14 15:20

Bloemfontein - The ANC will announce the names of the members who have accepted nomination for its top six positions on Sunday.

"The electoral commission has a duty to report to conference first in relation to the top six," African National Congress spokesperson Jackson Mthembu told reporters in Bloemfontein on Friday.

"We will tell conference who has accepted and who has not accepted [on Sunday night]."

The ANC's 53rd national congress is being held in Mangaung, in the Free State, from Sunday to Friday.


Mthembu said that during nominations on Sunday night, ANC delegates would be able to nominate, from the floor, candidates who were not already on the list, provided the nomination was supported by 25% of the conference.

President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe have both been nominated for the ANC presidency.

On Thursday, Motlanthe's spokesperson Thabo Masebe said he had accepted nomination for three positions - president, deputy president and national executive committee (NEC) member.

Other candidates nominated for deputy president are businessman and NEC member Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa and Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

Nominations for secretary general, deputy secretary general, chairperson and treasurer general will also be announced on Sunday.

The conference is being held on the campus of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein and will start with a political report by Zuma, and an organisation report by secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

  • sandy.wheeler.100 - 2012-12-14 15:27

    go Motlanthe go!!

      katleho.photolo - 2012-12-14 16:10

      Motlanthe doesn't have the balls, he's weak

  • katleho.photolo - 2012-12-14 16:13

    I feel so sorry for Motlanthe coz he's on his out of the ANC top 6 shame (back staber) #team ZUMA

  • jason.marshall.1804 - 2012-12-14 19:36

    So predictable....nominations on Day 1, Zuma gets elected again, then big parties on Day 2, 3, 4, etc.

  • chris.vandermerwe.560 - 2012-12-15 08:21

    Why bother, Zuma is our man, because we know him as the leader of his own kind and that he did nothing for SA, any other may raise the hope for all people, only to disappoint by discrimating against the whites, BEE, Afirmative Action and, mainly because we (taxpayers only) have already paid for Zuma's house, it is most likely that the new president is also going to need a place to stay.

  • audrey.gono.3 - 2012-12-15 15:00

    viva #TeamZuma bye bye cde motlante

  • rynier.keet.3 - 2012-12-15 22:48

    It is time for a change we need inspirational and ETHICAL leaders - Jacob Zuma had his chance and messeed it up!!! Vote for a change

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