ANCWL Gauteng wants Zuma to stay

2012-11-20 09:38

Johannesburg - The ANC Women's League in Gauteng decided on Friday that it wants President Jacob Zuma to stay on as the ANC's leader.

"We should give him a chance to finish what he started... The [provincial executive committee] wants change, but we don't," said African National Congress Women's League Gauteng chairperson Patricia Chueu.

Around 30 ANCWL Gauteng members, including members of its provincial executive committee and regional executive committee, took part in nominations for a preferred leader of the ANC in Boksburg on Monday. The proceedings were closed to the media.

Afterwards, Cheu said they wanted Zuma to continue on the work he had started.

"Four of the regions have backed Zuma. Only Sedibeng voted for [Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe]," said deputy chairperson Nonhlanhla Ndaba.

Businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was nominated as deputy chairperson, Gwede Mantashe as secretary-general, and Jesse Duarte as deputy secretary-general.

It had yet to vote on national executive committee (NEC) nominees. The ANCWL said it would deploy more women to the NEC.

Deputy secretary Faith Mazibuko said it wanted 50% of the NEC seats to be taken up by women.

Unconfirmed who branches are backing

Among them would be Cheu, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, and Ministers Edna Molewa, Maite Nkoane-Mashane, Lindiwe Sisulu and Ayanda Dlodlo.

"We believe that they can properly represent us... They will put the gender agenda on the ANC agenda all the time," said Mazibuko.

Earlier, the Gauteng ANC could not confirm reports that four of its five regions were backing Motlanthe to take over as ANC president.

"Our position as province is that we don't know who the branches have nominated," said ANC Gauteng spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli.

"We cannot confirm that the branches have decided to back a certain candidate."

The Star reported on Monday that according to "ANC insiders", Motlanthe had the support of the Tshwane, Johannesburg, Sedibeng and West Rand regions. Only the Ekurhuleni region had voted for Zuma.

It also reported that Motlanthe's backers included the branches of Zuma's adviser Lindiwe Zulu, his alleged funders the Gupta brothers, former spy boss Mo Shaik, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom, national executive committee member Billy Masetlha, and ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.

  • cameron.modisane - 2012-11-20 09:45

    It is clear now that Zuma will get second term. I doubt that Kgalema Mothlante will even stand against him. The writing is on the wall.

      kabelo.leballo - 2012-11-20 10:06

      more like they want him to make more mess than he already did!!

      phumi.tshabalala.35 - 2012-11-20 10:08

      Sad but true...

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-20 10:23

      Hoping one of them can join the harem?

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-11-20 11:07

      "Finish what he started" what are they talking about, the extensions to his property or the collapse of the country, I can't think of anything else he has started during his reign, it may be a blessing in disguise if he does stay as president then perhaps even the uneducated will realise this ANC is not the way forward and will change their vote to the only real option, the DA.

      morris.khunou - 2012-11-20 15:57

      Kgalema is due to announce that he is not contesting! To make way for the honourable Jacob Zuma! This man is powerful! Just wait and see!

      godfrey.welman - 2012-11-20 16:55

      Of cause Angie (Educ. Minister) is leading the WL and her hubby is the Parly Whip must back Zuma as they will continue to retain their jobs.

  • Willie - 2012-11-20 09:50

    "...We should give him a chance to finish what he started..." Wakeup dead woods this man is incompetent is dragging SA down look around 1> no effective education in EC 2> no delivery of books in Limpopo 3> downgrading of our rating economically 4> international relations on the floor 5> Nkandlagate 6> no decision on unemployed youth 7> Marikana the list is endless ladies HALLO WAKE-UP

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-20 10:02

      This is because zuma's wives make up the majority of the ancwl.

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-11-20 10:33

      True they all just want a piece of spear.

      art5SA - 2012-11-20 21:34

      ANCWL ... what a joke...MOST OF THEM have "FOND MEMORIES" of the SHAGGA ZULU....and ALL WISH they could be one of his MANY WIVES!!!! Only reaso they support him! Still gets a "LEG OVER" when he attends any of their meetings!!!!

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-11-20 09:50

    What did he start ???

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-11-20 09:58

      He laid the foundation for a dictatorship

      art5SA - 2012-11-20 10:00

      "We should give him a chance to finish what he started... " What? The pilfering?

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-20 10:03

      The county's slide downhill.

      morris.khunou - 2012-11-20 16:02

      In your dreams! But if were to be true you have the option!What keeps you lots here!

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-20 09:52

    They are hoping he will marry half of them and take them to his R250Mil compound.

      art5SA - 2012-11-20 10:01

      You nt taking the R69m already spent on his KAYA, PRIOR to the R250m Tax Payers contribution....!!!!

  • richard.laros.77 - 2012-11-20 09:56

    "We should give him a chance to finish what he started" - Really, what would that be besides running this country to the brink of anarchy. The ANCWL seriously has a warped sense of reality. The sooner we see the back of Zuma, his puppeteers and the rest of his ilk the better. And then maybe we will begin to see this country rise to become the amazing place that it can be.

  • phumi.tshabalala.35 - 2012-11-20 10:05

    Zuma looks like a laughing while sleeping iguana.

      art5SA - 2012-11-20 21:35

      Only STINKS alot more....

  • hitting.thefan - 2012-11-20 10:05

    It is official, the supporters of the ANC are idiots and have idiots representing them in the party!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-20 10:11

    Oh! Geez, finish what he started???? We are doomed.

      alan.gernet - 2012-11-20 11:13

      I am importing Showerheads for Nkandla upgrades .... expect to retire soon.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-11-20 10:12

    probably cos they all hoping to become wife number xyz....

  • - 2012-11-20 10:32

    Not surprising their daughters will be mistresses when he return, women are responsible for their own demise. Masisulu and the Lillian Ngoyis were the true mothers of the struggle. What did you expect from an organisation led by a traitor who made it a point that black African daughters are denied access to education so that they continue to be domestic workers of the elite. The people who cheat with married men are women and mostly they know that they are destroying relationships of other women so I am not expecting something better out of them in any way. They will be pushing for the traditional law bill. I also know for a fact that its women who make a choice to get into polygamous relationships which is the most terrible relationship to bring up kids under

      art5SA - 2012-11-20 21:36

      Pity you VOTED PRO-ANC though.... You BITTER yet?

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-11-20 10:35

    A misguided group of women who cannot see the wood from the tree. The country has gone backwards faster than at any previous time and yet they want him to continue what he started. A downward and backwards slide. Just goes to show what happens when you live on the gravy train!!

  • Tebz001 - 2012-11-20 10:41

    Zuma might be bad at running a country.. But I've got to say, he's good with women.

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-11-20 10:43

    How much money is he contributing to the leagues coffers and how many are on his payroll????Money does open door and talks. Is he going to finish with R1800million down the tubes like the R900million already reported.

  • suash - 2012-11-20 10:47

    I am very worried about him finishing what he started, we all may be in big trouble if he does.

  • braamc - 2012-11-20 11:12

    And we demand him to go to jail already

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-20 11:15

    And the madness just goes on and on. One really has no alternative but to question the level of intelligence. It's just unbelievable.

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-11-20 11:25

    ROFL - Finish WHAT - what did he start? A far as I can see, the only thing he has done is to fill his and his families coffers at our expense. So ANCWL - are you in on this? Are you all filling yours as well, and want him to stay on as you have not finished taking everything you can?

  • nawhal.majietarmien - 2012-11-20 11:43

    really? the ANC is coming across as a bunch of idiots, finish what he has started? Mandela was chosen becoz he was selfless a great man, Thabo was chosen becoz his a great mediator and was supposedly intelligent, Jacob was chosen, gee cant seem to remember that one, maybe it was his charisma

  • marius.vanwyk.5621 - 2012-11-20 12:36

    Off course. He doesn’t stand up to corruption. This way their pots will keep on cooking.

  • morris.khunou - 2012-11-20 15:53

    Excellent!! Do the same in 2017!

  • oneoon - 2012-11-20 17:30

    ey ey ey people pls live jz alon

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