News24

Eastern Cape ANC canvasses for Zuma

2012-10-17 07:25

Johannesburg - The ANC in the Eastern Cape has sent a team to three other provinces to canvass support for a second term for President Jacob Zuma, the Dispatch Online reported on Wednesday.

Provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane said the team, led by Eastern Cape chairperson Phumulo Masualle, had already met party structures in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Free State structures.

"We are arranging meetings with other provinces who propose a somewhat different line-up to ours, to discuss how best we can keep the ANC united because what is clear is that these different provinces are doing harm rather than unifying the ANC," he said.

The African National Congress in the Eastern Cape has indicated that it would encourage its branches to retain Zuma, deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and national chairperson Baleka Mbete.

Comments
  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-17 07:36

    Wise men been sent I suppose bearing gifts and promises to tempt the eastern province to vote ANC. Eish and the suffering people will pledge their vote yet again, and protest in time to come.

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-10-17 07:48

      If Zuma was Bafana Bafana coach he would have been fired years ago, he looses every game and they want him anotehr 5 years??? Maybe this is a message ignorant ANC suppoerters may just understand...

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-17 08:04

      Oh yes, you are so right. Bearing caps and t-shirts with logos, promises of more money etc.

      nathi.kunene.73 - 2012-10-17 10:30

      Winifred,it is actually the eastern province that is tempting other provinces...

      NKAISANA - 2012-10-17 14:20

      Stupid people going around asking for Zuma to give them Ministerial post after 2014 thAT IS WHY THEY WANT ZUMA FOR SECOND TERM

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-10-17 08:05

    How can these people vote for him they are Xhosa's, he has doen very little for them.

      boyce.mpempe - 2012-10-17 08:35

      What does their being Xhosa have to do with voting for \him\. His name is Jacob Zuma, the Presdient of the ANC and the Republic of SA. Where does tribalism come in? Myopic n absurd!

      nathi.kunene.73 - 2012-10-17 10:31

      Should we even dignify this comment!!!

      morris.khunou - 2012-10-17 12:34

      remnent of apartheid with a divide and rule mentality.

  • charles.kubhayi.98 - 2012-10-17 08:17

    Perfect staff for building unity within the organisation.

      kayyn1 - 2012-10-17 09:08

      I feel sorry for this country Zuma for 2th term just think if he steals R 240m now what will happn next 5yrs,u well see big tracks lining to Nkanla delivering money to kwa Nkandla.WISE PERSON WILL NOT \r\nCanpain Zuma.Look what poeple who look after him does mainly his home province does they rape left right nd centre because the man is their role modle

      nathi.kunene.73 - 2012-10-17 10:33

      I agree Charles. Kayyn, try to read more newspaper articles and improve your general knowlegde...

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-10-17 09:37

    Those who against zuma must surrender early before they got heart attack ANC members must go to conference b united viva zuma viva

      NKAISANA - 2012-10-17 14:22

      Zuma is a fool that need to be voted out

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-17 09:38

    There is very little hope that South Africa will ever get a good govenment if we continue like this.Soon there will be people going around shooting anyone who disagrees with them on their preferred candidates.Hit lists could be on the table .

      hopewell.gumede - 2012-10-17 09:42

      From my point of view, I do support the proposed leadership.

      nathi.kunene.73 - 2012-10-17 10:36

      Mshiniboys, I think this means a complete opposite of shooting people that disagree. Everybody should support a stable ANC because that will give South Africa a better government as leaders would shift their attention from ANC to government.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-17 10:39

    What's he paying them? Three tins of sardines?.

  • david.diego.14 - 2012-10-17 10:58

    Oscar;wht the hll a'r u trying 2 do to canvas the othr prvnc to support ths corrupt president,thts rbbsh we dnt nd hm anymore 2 much corruption at hs office

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-17 11:36

    bhekism, I am only stating the truth. This is why the ANC get so much support, come voting time they go into the rural areas giving handouts and then they tell them about all the wonderful plans and they even take along all these businessmen who will do all this as their support and as soon as the vote is cast, those promises faid into thin air. I am by the way not a racist, I just happen to see things maybe diffent to you and we all know that we are individuals so its good to converse, sometimes we do not always agree on the same things but that is no so bad, is it. Well if the Xhosa's stick together and vote the ANC out, well they would be making a statement to the ANC and maybe who knows they might even end up with a better services etc. We have seen the ANC trying their utmost to destroy the Western Cape, they cant handle not being the top dog in that province.

  • siphiwom - 2012-10-17 12:59

    anyone but zuma, we can't continue with failure. we are not unfortunate nation but decision like this are killing our country. we lack leadership so we can't keep the current people in our face again for the next five years.

      NKAISANA - 2012-10-17 14:26

      We dont want to see them on TV anymore last time I shot my TV after seeing Zuma's face

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-10-18 03:20

    They should canvass for the removal of their premier

  • pages:
  • 1