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Eastern Cape ANC denies nomination fight

2012-10-08 13:14

Johannesburg - The ANC's Nelson Mandela Bay regional secretary denied reports on Monday that he was involved in a physical fight with his chairman over their preferred candidates for the party's presidency.

"Nothing like that happened between me and the chairperson [Nceba Faku] in terms of a physical fight," Zandisile Qupe said.

"There is no way that something like that can happen. He is my elder and it is not in our culture. People are just spreading stories."

The Star reported on Monday that Qupe was quoted in an Eastern Cape newspaper as saying the regional executive committee made a decision to back President Jacob Zuma, who is also president of the party.

Different views

Faku told the same newspaper that he supported deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe.

The fight then reportedly broke out between the two at the African National Congress's regional headquarters in Port Elizabeth.
Qupe confirmed that he and Faku had differing views.

"I have a personal view which is to support the president. This view was endorsed by the REC," he said.

"The chairperson had his own personal view, but you can't as chairperson voice your own view when the REC has made a decision."

An unnamed source told The Star that the two "exchanged vulgar language and punches started flying".

Qupe and Faku were then allegedly told to keep the fight "under wraps" because it would have brought the party into disrepute.

Comments
  • christopher.laurenz.5 - 2012-10-08 13:24

    Qupe and Faku were then allegedly told to keep the fight "under wraps" because it would have brought the party into disrepute... too late for that mister, your party is a party of disrepute..

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-10-08 14:23

      Denial is a river that runs from zimpopo through to Eastern Cape.

  • paddy.pereira - 2012-10-08 13:38

    squabbling over the path to the pigs trough to get their share of the looting for the remaining scraps .

      mosimane.letlalo - 2012-10-08 14:21

      I wonder what will happen if the scraps run out.

  • musawakhe.ngubane - 2012-10-08 13:40

    REC's decision: Second term. Why would a regional chair oppose a collective decision? This is exactly how leaders are recalled. The collective has spoken.

  • andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-08 13:45

    Complete misunderstanding. Qupe called Faku and he heard Faak You.

      ed.gutsche - 2012-10-08 14:00

      hahahaha....

      mosimane.letlalo - 2012-10-08 14:20

      ahahahahaha hahah

  • jola.jose.7 - 2012-10-08 13:48

    Sies eastern cape after what they did to thabo mbeki in 2007 pulukwane ,who can forget the 100% zuluboy but are fighting to nominate zuma ,that's why that province is under develop you just becoming yebo baba

      godfrey.welman - 2012-10-08 14:20

      @Hilton..and when did Zuma stop Malema? Ooopshe did not because he instructed Juju to do it. Remeber "I'll kill for Zuma"

      MrSerenador - 2012-10-09 10:51

      get your facts straight jolas,Zuma never humilated Mbeki hence he still still see him as more a brother than a cde.

      vivica.vee.1 - 2012-11-13 22:21

      anc deligates did not vote for THABO including my self i'm from the EC PROVINCE THABO DID NOT HAVE ANY PLAN FOR RURAL EREAS BUT ZUMA HAS THE MINISTER FOR RURAL EREAS. THE MINISTER HAS PLANS AND 60% 0F THEM AR IMPLIMENTED UNDER JZ LEARDERSHIP.ANC MEMBERS WHO WANT ZUMA ARE FROM ALL NINE PROVINCES DON'T SPEAK TRIBAL POLITICS.FROM ANC DEPUTY SECRETARY OF MPHUTHUMI PHATHO BRANCH (VIVIAN JIBA).

  • ed.gutsche - 2012-10-08 13:59

    hahahahaha.....snigger.....hahahaha......snigger.....

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-08 17:29

    Well if eastern cape vote for zuma then they deserve everything the get. Of all the provinces the eastern cape has been the worst off in actual fact if the vote anc they also deserve what they get,

      MrSerenador - 2012-10-09 10:57

      my question remains,they want to change which leadership with which leadership?Motlante,Tokyo are Polokwane elected leaders who still serve in the current leadership of the ANC and government,what fresh minds and thinking are they talking about?This is nonsense.Viva JZ Viva

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