All or nothing for Kgalema Motlanthe

2012-12-17 14:52

Bloemfontein - It's all or nothing for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in the race for the ANC top job, after he withdrew his candidacy for the position of party deputy president.

Motlanthe made the shock decision when the agency that will run the elections on Monday asked whether any of the candidates for deputy president would withdraw their names.

His withdrawal was met with jubilation from pro-Jacob Zuma supporters who cheered while the provinces that have supported Motlanthe - Limpopo, Gauteng and the Western Cape - seemed unperturbed by the decision.

This means that Motlanthe, who has also been nominated for a seat in the ANC’s 80-member national executive committee, will only be on the ballot paper for the position of president.

In another surprise move, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale and Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu withdrew their candidacy for the treasurer general post.

Head of monitoring in the ANC, Jessie Duarte, was elected unopposed as deputy secretary-general after Thandi Modise, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule and Thenjiwe Mtintso withdrew their nominations. This means that Duarte’s name would not be on the ballot papers that will be prepared for the elections which are expected to take place on Monday afternoon.


  • aroka.murombe - 2012-12-17 14:55

    Simple coward.....

  • peter.fraser.92754 - 2012-12-17 15:01

    Sorry aint look if you gonna make it. You should have got rid of your female partner...I believe she clouded your image a slight bit.Never mind that her transaction was given an all happens all the time !!

  • alican.francem - 2012-12-17 15:02

    I think motlanthe did this one intentionally knowing that if he is going down ANC will follow in few weeks time.

      eric.pookgwadi - 2012-12-17 15:20

      Motlanthe will take the top job

  • nicholas.graan - 2012-12-17 15:03

    The more chaos the better. roll on 2014.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-18 08:40

      No doubt...

  • bheki.shabangu.10 - 2012-12-17 15:08

    Give Motlanthe a Bells.

      luviwe.jay - 2012-12-17 16:59

      It's very unfortunate that he's not gonna make it with this clown and manipulated numbers from kzn and ec.

  • khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-12-17 15:08

    Oh! Sorry i had to withdraw my comment, he is a very brave man, kgalema, aluta! Victory is ours!

  • nhlamulo.lesley - 2012-12-17 15:10

    We are behind u comrade kgalema

  • Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2012-12-17 15:10

    Goodcall Mr Kgalema.

      luviwe.jay - 2012-12-17 17:03

      Rooster I think it is better when Kgalema lose so that the credibility of the anc can be tarnished beyond redemption as they won't be willing to relinguish power like the current group which said only one term and guess what is happening now.

  • khumo.lebone - 2012-12-17 15:10

    So Santa did arrive after all and left Motlanthe with a new pair of bronze ones. Now that's what we were all hoping for. It would have been unbearable to have Zuma elected unopposed despite his shameful record.

  • Bulelani Mraji - 2012-12-17 15:12

    I'm scared!

      yandisa.mashalaba - 2012-12-17 15:18

      Don't be scared. Victory is certain...Mothlanthe the president!

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-12-17 15:14

    Ha ha ha ha ....I feel like slapping my knees and breaking into a line dance..oh how funny. Very daring.........but ever so funny.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-18 08:36

      You said it yip...

  • anele.mveku - 2012-12-17 15:22

    I think Motlanthe did this one intentionally his plan is to step down from the ANC or he is toooo brave to think he can win against Zuma.

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-17 16:02

      It has been a well known rumor amongst certain ANC members that amadlozi kaNxamalala are strong. That combined with inyanga yakhe which all South Africans hope is not payable with tax payers' funds. lol.

  • MSithole - 2012-12-17 15:26

    sanity seems prevailing. forces of change in for a serious drubbing

  • madibane - 2012-12-17 15:27

    not suprising

  • tatana.mhlongo - 2012-12-17 15:29

    As I analyse this, he knows that he is not gonna win against BIG-HEAD, later he will hand in his resignation letter from ANC like Trevor Manuel, so what next?

  • phonny.mahlawule - 2012-12-17 15:29

    He sent a gud example to the nation that one person must save one term in one position and I also think he cnt tak it anymore to be under zuma something is wrong there.

      luviwe.jay - 2012-12-17 17:05

      It is painful for me to call JZ my president as a SA citizen.

      Brad - 2012-12-17 20:16

      @luviwe...then vote DA in 2014 to express your opinion on the matter.

  • sbusiso.dlamini.79 - 2012-12-17 15:33

    This simple means he is out in the anc unless he is voted to presidency, very good call because he had little impact to change the corrupt acts within the anc while he is a deputy president, maybe the position according to zuma is intended to advance his agendas rather than to provide leadership, guidance and good governance.if he is voted president he will be out in the anc and in the footsteps of trevor manuel, and the list to follow, the best in the anc are leaving and zuma stays, what a joke, thank you zuma, I am so hopeless

      alican.francem - 2012-12-17 15:40

      I could not agree more

      luviwe.jay - 2012-12-17 17:08

      So true the sane ones are sidelined and are leaving.

  • smadingoaneng - 2012-12-17 15:40

    i used to hear people saying motlanthe is a coward. i dont think so today he made a brave choice 'all or nothing'

  • johan.brand.714 - 2012-12-17 15:42

    Jaburronnie. Respect is earned. Not handed out nilly willy.

  • stephen.jacobs.161 - 2012-12-17 15:46

    to withdraw.....Language please!

  • Prince Kgwale - 2012-12-17 15:56

    Remember Motlanthe qualify presidential pension so he has nothing to lose.

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-12-17 15:56

    He must go for supporting malema,even if he start new party no one wil vote for that party,it wl be lyk cope

  • victor.mabule - 2012-12-17 16:04

    Go Kgalema go it takes a leader to do that I will always support you whatever the outcome will be

      tefo.tootse - 2012-12-17 17:04

      Big up to motlanthe I go for team kgalema

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-12-17 17:10

    Kgalema my president! Zuma got his crowd (observing and making noise), i hope and praying delegates would understand that they have nothing to lose... and must vote for the love of the ANC keeping in mind 2014 national elections and beyond. save ANC.

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-17 17:34

    If Kgalema Motlanthe means South Africa will have Malema as president in the near future......he is their only bridge to come back to the congress next year...nd has the potential to easily control Motlanthe nd his team.........

      leko.dada1 - 2012-12-17 17:50

      And you know ANC is weaker under Zuma...

      cypriennsema.bayekelua - 2012-12-17 19:06

      Yes Motlanthe in the power of ANC he is going to bring Juju to control this big country tomorrow,this man(juju)is lake president Mobutu sese seko of zaire(DRC),is lake the president of zimbabwe(Mugabe),please if there is no one give to Jacob Juma second lead the ANC

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-12-17 17:35

    Don't worry KM, the madam and the tea girl will welcome you with open arms and give you a very high position. You are a honest man and deserve better than the ANC.

  • albert.opperman.7 - 2012-12-17 18:59

    I actually hope that Zuma wins! It will hasten the collapse of the ANC which is rotten to the core!!!!!

      albert.opperman.7 - 2012-12-17 19:03

      Wouldn't it be nice if Kgalema Motlanthe and Terror Lekota can find some common ground before the next election????

  • ngwaketsi.ephraim - 2012-12-17 19:56

    Viva motlanthe viva,we will support u what ever results come.

  • sango.jika - 2012-12-17 19:59

    If those ANC delegates know what is good for the ANC they better make sure kgalema walks out of that conference a winner. We just can't afford another five years of jacob Zuma.

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-12-17 22:01

    Either the State President or SANC Leader. Change is cettain, either way we win.

      munatswa - 2012-12-17 22:55

      The ship has acaptain but no mechanics navigators gunnerz and radar perators it has only waiters and janitors

  • tsheposiyaya.rampatla - 2012-12-17 23:11

    Km my president.nice move dad!

  • Nakedi - 2012-12-18 07:41

    i dnt thnk Kgalema will make it against bcz He for me ws nt showing interest for long tym nw He wnt to imerge in the lst minutes,no,Zuma will win

  • nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-18 08:45

    How ironic would it be for the ANC and company if Manuel and Montlante went BLUE....

  • shadrack.masetla - 2012-12-18 10:43

    Motlanthe will win this,so help us God...Motlanthe is the only one who'll lead this country to prosperity.. If Zuma wins we can expect more violent strikes caused by a inadequate leadership, more corruption and finally this beloved country of us going to the Dogs

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