ANC's top 4 in Limpopo

2011-12-18 15:07

Polokwane - The top four ANC executive members in Limpopo following the counting of votes early on Sunday morning:

- ANC chairperson Cassel Mathale won by a marginal 82 votes. He received 601 while his contender Joe Phaahla got 519 votes.
- Deputy chairperson is Dickson Masemola with 603 votes against Joe Mathebula's 514. There were three spoilt votes and six abstentions.
- The secretary position went to Soviet Lekganyane with 601 votes against Joe Maswaynganyi, who got 517 votes.
- The treasurer position went to Pinky Kekana with 606 votes to Rosina Semenya's 509 votes. There was one spoilt vote and 10 abstentions.

Delegates took a break soon after the official announcement and will return to vote for the Provincial Executive Committee members.

Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, a close ally to Mathale, is reportedly on the list.

  • robert.nyathi - 2011-12-18 16:43

    zuma must be shown the door, he has of late shown dictator's tendencies, his intolerance of criticism, is one sure sign he's evolving into autocratic monster, a threat and danger to our young democracy, he has quickly forgotten why we removed his former nemesis (mbeki), his delusion of grandeur combined with his political amnesia has stolen his memory such that he recalls not the people who put him to power, he has become a power monger and corrupt dealer in power, but mangaung will put him in his place

      Peter - 2011-12-18 17:28

      Dear Robert, Rather take a nap on Sunday afternoons. Zuma is the best for the job at this point of time.

      notbuyingface - 2011-12-18 17:43

      Now this monster must be cut to size quickly.

      mlungisi - 2011-12-19 15:20

      Dear Robert, Your are lying on a public platform. There is no even a single sign of dictatorship in the entire current leadership of the ANC. These tendencies, of baseless accusations, planted by the ANCYL clowns are only intended to divide the movement and have no place in the entire country. Zuma is the best for leading the movement (ANC) so far. His intolerance of corruption and people who think they can do as they wish in government and in all spheres of the ANC shows great leadership. Opinions yes, lies NO. Without discipline the movement will die. ANCYL should accept disciplinary procedures of the ANC and stop dictatorship for they will not succeed. Jacob Zuma for 2nd term. VIVA ANC VIVA!

      Thandiwe - 2011-12-19 19:40

      @Robert - time for the ANC to go I think - all factions are corrupt!

      Joseph - 2011-12-19 22:44

      robert -take a hike,Limpopo will not decide on who leads the ANC but the ANC will make a decision which i think you will not be happy about.Zuma is the best man for the job for now.

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2011-12-18 18:07

    Why is Malema on the roll? If elected, wherever, the tail will wag the dog.

      Francois - 2011-12-19 06:53

      He knows that he will not be in the ANCYL that long, and then Mr Journalist 82 votes more on about 500 to 600 is not marginal, 8 is. Are you a product of OBE?

      Joseph - 2011-12-19 22:48

      your guess is as good as everybody on this column,perhaps he has been robbed in to have a hand in the tender detribution in Limpopo as you all know that Limpopo is the most corrupt province in SA with Malema as the CEO of tenders.

  • Matome - 2011-12-18 19:20

    Zuma isn't the best we have but is the better alternative to Zille.Its unfortunate that our movement is filled with people who persyue their own agenda rather than issues of service delivery

      Oceanh - 2011-12-19 10:39

      What exactly do you have against Zille, other then the fact, she is white? I bet if you think about it, i bet that is the only reason. Need i remind you Matome, that Zille fought for your freedom, read some history.

      Willie - 2011-12-19 13:43

      What has this got to do do with Mrs Zille

      Joseph - 2011-12-19 22:50

      Willie-nothing at all.Malema was not voted but imposed on the people atleast Lindiwe Mazibuko was voted in.

  • eradingoana - 2011-12-19 11:33

    This days we cant even be proud of Limpopo, our fallen province a home of hyenas.

  • George - 2011-12-19 11:35

    I think the ANC is becoming a mickey mouse party. I am definately not voting for them come 2014. I am thinking of canceling my membership with immediate effect. We are heading for disaster sooner than expected. What would a country run by woodwork boy and his cronies be like?

  • Angus - 2011-12-19 15:50

    Who the hell cares who the top 4 are????????? Question is: Can these creatures PERFORM and deliver services to the people in their province? Probably not as they are probably also tenderpreneurs or are owed favours for voting the useless ANC into power...

  • Nkosinathi - 2011-12-19 20:18

    ANC shows leadership bankrupcy. Malema and his backers are taking Africans thousand steps back. Malema is a multi millioners singing poor songs to poor people just to console them. If as Africans this is what we call leadership then I am afraid to say we have a problem that no amount of schooling can eradicate it. In Africa and especialy us African black it would appear as if there is no intellectual revolution. We vote for corruped people, no discipline, just insulting popular disrepectful people who burn our flag and toyitoyi. What a shame. I owe no one an apology and I do not care billions of insults I will receive by this we have a problem my dears African brothers and sisters we can not run away from the truth. We are failing to run things properly. Those who are elected become criminal by syphoning government coffers empty. Lets stand up and reject criminals for the future generation.

  • Vicky - 2011-12-19 21:49

    With all respect i have for democracy, more so the will of the people, I think the power of tribalism is continously showing its head.The majority of of those in the top structure are from the pedi speaking people. Is it because there are no good leaders from other tribes which I doubt or are they being overlooked by being from the minority tribes? If the answer lies in the second part of my question, I think in a very short future we will see people from those minority tribes despising the current system for alternatives where they will feel part and accepted as equals. Azwi Ramashia

      Joseph - 2011-12-19 23:01

      Vicky-tribalism is very dangerous especialy in a society like South Africa were people were brought up as Zulus,Ndebeles,Xhosas,Swati,Venda,Tsonga,Coulards,Africaners,Pedi,Sotho, Tshwana and English.If it is true that the recently elected leadership structure in Limpopo has been elected on the grounds that they Pedis then we have a problem.Tribalism leads to bloodshed because people wii not tolarate each other on the grounds that you do not speak my lounguege thats very very dongerous South Africa does not needs this right now.Look at Rwanda genocide,Zimbabwe the Ndebele masacre by the Shona speaking people.South Africa does not need this at this stage its very dangerous.

  • shandukane.moshatana - 2011-12-20 07:44

    robert u r ryt my brother

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