Eastern Cape ANC wants continuity

2012-10-09 17:31

Johannesburg - The ANC in the Eastern Cape said on Tuesday it wants President Jacob Zuma to lead the party for another term. "We are for continuity with change," spokesperson Mlibo Qoboshiyane said.

The provincial party favoured Kgalema Motlanthe to stay on for another term as African National Congress deputy president.

"But if he is standing as president, we are prepared to agree on the deputy president being one of the most known businesspeople... Cyril Ramaphosa," Qoboshiyane said.

The province wanted Baleka Mbete to serve again as chairperson, and Gwede Mantashe as secretary general.

Jessie Duarte should be elected deputy secretary general while Naledi Pandor should join the ANC's "top six", he said.

"All our regions have pronounced, and taken the same decision... the majority of our regions agree," Qoboshiyane said.

The OR Tambo region, Buffalo City Metropolitan region and Nelson Mandela Bay region all agreed on Zuma as president, he said.

Many of the branches would meet this weekend to finalise their nominations. Branch general meetings should be concluded by 20 November, and then a provincial nomination conference would take place.

Nominations for candidates for the ANC's top leadership positions opened at the beginning of the month. The party's national elections would take place in Mangaung in December at the ANC's national conference.

The Eastern Cape would send 676 out of the total of 4 103 delegates attending the conference. This made it the second biggest province behind KwaZulu-Natal, with 974 delegates.

  • mzwa.mthombeni - 2012-10-09 17:38

    It seems the writings are on the wall again. The Zunami is gaining momentum. We can kick,scream,whinge but come Mangaung,its curtains.

      sam.ntshangase - 2012-10-09 17:43

      Budget 4 that champagne, its sealed

      jacob.zooma.9 - 2012-10-09 17:46

      If I did so much in one term (education, mining, Health). Wait till you see what I have in store for round two.

      godfrey.welman - 2012-10-09 18:04

      Love it!!! the EC has already fallen from the biggest to 2nd to KZN in anc membership. With JZ winning, the DA will make bigger in roads in EC.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-09 18:15

      How many of the 676 delegates can read? How many have an education? How many pay tax?

      henk63 - 2012-10-09 18:18

      Every person that wants Zoomer to get another term surely has a hand in the cookie jar. They know he is too busy looking for wives and his own pocket that they will be able to continue their looting without hindrance.

      pierre.nortje.581 - 2012-10-09 18:53

      These idiots are killing their own kind - they (Zuma & Kidi (Julius) Amin) are ruining the little bit of hope that some black kids still might have had in the new South Africa...

      tshifhiwa.vandermunalisi - 2012-10-10 08:57

      I fail to understand why anybody would want Zuma for second term.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-09 17:43

    Continued corruption, theft, incompetence, non-governance, more Johnny Walker party on, Xhosa...slave to the New Zulu king....

      Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-09 17:57

      @Glen, you have the makings of a hit record there!

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-10-09 17:47

    Sorry Malema!

  • andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-09 17:49

    Did I miss something ?? "We are for continuity with change,"

      roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-10-09 18:19

      They are truely stupid, aren't they?

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-09 17:50

    "We are for continuity with change" Hmph if the current trend continues, change is all that will be left in the coffers... And every citizen in the country will be short-changed as well!

  • celimpilo.zungu - 2012-10-09 17:50

    100% behind Ubaba UMSHOLOZI

  • kingsley.mokomane - 2012-10-09 17:51

    \But if he is standing as president, we are prepared to agree on the deputy president being one of the most known businesspeople... Cyril Ramaphosa,\ Qoboshiyane said\ what a contradiction! This shows that people are being cornered to make decisions

  • gneralle.edon - 2012-10-09 17:51

    Now the ANC jst gave me a reason y I shudnt vote for them. I hope the DA got enough space for one more

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-09 17:52

      @ Gneralle - the DA is like a minibus taxi - there's always room for one more!

      gneralle.edon - 2012-10-09 17:58

      @Shaz mayb its about time we realize that it might b bigger than a mini bus. There's no way I'm voting zuma into power again

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-10-09 19:24

      @Gneralle- we need more people like you in SA!

      mzwa.mthombeni - 2012-10-09 21:37

      @SharonE: Yes,a minibus taxi that will never find its way to the union buildings. A bunch of shadow ministers for keeps! Good riddens. Keep left,pass right!

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-09 17:51

    Yes, well, the destruction of the country isn't complete, Zuma needs 5 more years to make it look just like Zimbabwe. Let's have more looting, more incompetence. Viva stupidity, Viva!!!!

      mbuzi.khumbula - 2012-10-09 17:59

      gatvol you look too old to write this but you've got a point.

      themba.maseko.568 - 2012-10-09 18:03

      We are far from being like Zim... What we must really try to control is labour crime/violent protests. As much as we want the working class to be reduced, we must do so with discipline, respect for one another, creativity and ideas for economic growth and patriotism for our country.

      busisiwe.kubeka1 - 2012-10-09 18:34

      Catvol Crock why don't you pack your bags n go back to your ancestral land in Europe where there is no crime n corruption. And don't forget to surrender our land

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-09 18:39

      @temba. I hear the phrase "it is what it is" a lot these days. I like it. The words strike me as an attempt to express a minor epiphany. The speaker is announcing in a casual way that they accurately perceive an unchangeable reality and have accepted it as such. There's no defeat implied, it's just an articulation of consciousness doing its thing. To me, this represents the ANC-ification of South Africa. An evolutionary step forward from "c'est la vie," which implied a weary, apathetic resignation. The French-ification of South Africa, if you will. Another phrase I've been hearing quite often is, "it's all good." This one really bothers me. A cursory look around would indicate that "it" is not even remotely "all good." This might represent the Zimbabwe-fication of South Africa. @mbuzi That's not nice. Don't let age deceive you. I'm certain this "old" lady helped to build this country up until 1994.

      zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-10-09 18:40

      hahahaha ! I agree 100 %

  • mbuzi.khumbula - 2012-10-09 18:01

    if you don't know who to vote for i think it's not wrong not to vote.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-09 18:32

      @ Mbuzi - not voting is not an option. Here's what you do - on voting day you go to vote, but make a cross in every block, or one big cross across the ballot. That way you have spoilt your vote, but it must still be counted. Alternatively vote for the opposition - they need the votes to give them more strength so that they can stop the ruling party from doing what they like, a policeman or conscience if you like. The problem is that South Africa may have a democracy, but it is not a healthy one. The ANC has too much power.

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-10-09 18:13

    They would,he invited them to a house warming braai at his new house

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-10-09 18:14

    And they like him because they are likely to get away with corruption with him at the helm. Not that they truly believe he is there to make good changes beneficial to the country.

  • rebecca.pooe - 2012-10-09 18:15

    Kgalema, dont embarass yourself, Zuluboy is here to stay, you shouldnt have sided with Juju,wrong move. This is chess , wrong move

  • lums.zindela - 2012-10-09 18:17

    Anc in case you forgot, this SA belongs to South Africans not ANCans. Come next elections we will show you what we're made off. No more zuma here that spells out No more anc. Mark my words!!!

      ivan.goodman.77 - 2012-10-09 18:38

      Which party is going to be in, the majority does not trust any party but the anc, they rather vote for the anc with the hope of change than risk to put a white back in power.

      lums.zindela - 2012-10-09 18:59

      @Ivan there's no hope with the anc. It will take more than a century for zuma to fill his stomach from our taxes

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-10-09 18:18

    ViVa President Zuma, A second term awaits.

  • lungisani.mtshali - 2012-10-09 18:18

    The country is for continuity !!!

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-10-09 18:21

    SACP-ANC .

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-10-09 18:26

    Yes, well, the Eastern Cape is doin so extremely well in all aspects that anyone in their right mind would be surprised had they wanted any change. Africa and Africans rule by their own logic. Halleluya!!!

  • thenga.pfananani - 2012-10-09 18:28

    This isn't a gud news 2 Juju boy xem, he talks 2much while Zuma kept quit.

  • vincent.vinsaint - 2012-10-09 18:30

    Let him be...

  • xozamandi - 2012-10-09 18:32

    I wonder why they say E.C wants Zuma again, instead they say these greedy and selfish politicians wants to keep their fat cat to cling in power..I don't think that's the will of the masses...

  • Mandla - 2012-10-09 18:34

    if zumaville win 2term new party wll lead SA in 2019 its given.

      sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-09 21:56

      I've already prophesised that in other comments-Thanks for the ASSURANCE.

  • pmalungana - 2012-10-09 18:38

    Although is a long long road ahead of us, the President has been guaranted a second term in the ANC. The continuity slogan is gaining momentum. Why cant we just say a president should serve ten years>I have no quams about who leads the country as lond as we have progress, our children gets better and quality education, health and equal opportunity.If Zuma is favoured so be it but we should not look at an individual to save us to avoid dissappointment. The society should become more active.I for myself believe the President is good for the Whites because he is not concentrating too much on transformation but rather leading without changing the status quo

  • paseka.khetsi - 2012-10-09 18:42

    Mlibo does not understand the ANC.The Regions will pronounce what the branches say,not the other way round.Their position is a PEC position which will fail to stand after Marikana massacre.

      sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-09 21:53

      Khawutsho uliphinde mfondini man! There's no way ppl of the EC will continue supporting this Traditional Dancer after their losses in Marikana.\Angeke ngiye KWA-ZUMA ngoba kwa fel'omama\.Ndi sitsho! U liqoki kalokhu wena Mlibo!

  • rouan.villiers - 2012-10-09 18:49

    Seems to me the majority of Eastern Cape people are dumb.

  • miyelani.patience - 2012-10-09 18:54

    Mlimbo is confused. The better he joins DA.

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-10-09 19:25

    Having read this story & comments here is a summary: Sadly many,many black people are quite content to tolerate failure from their leaders and seem immune to the failure in so many areas that affect their lives e.g. health care,education,crime,theft by politicians and public figures.My simple mind screams out WHY?And then amidst all the ANC failures Zuma who will ultimately be judged by history as the leader responsible for the implosion of the ANC and slide to mediocrity of SA Inc gets support for a 2nd term!I can't figure this out!Help!!

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-10-09 19:31

    Eastern Cape ANC backs Zuma........not suprise.

  • Michael - 2012-10-09 19:36

    Finish and Klaar, Malema is in trouble, and after Mangaung we demand new ANCYL without Ronald (Orange) Lamula and Moonsammy's of this world, these people are members of members of ANC.

  • zimzon.zimzon - 2012-10-09 19:41

    Clearly pro-Malema faction seems to be in a minority, come on you Malema guys go and start your own party, ANC do not want you, we need some opposition and division in the African National Cock-up (ANC) party so that the DA can take over because they are now the only rainbow party as the ANC chased away their white, Indian and coloured supporters!

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-10-09 19:46

    Zuma is guaranteed a second term. Anyone still intersted with Mangaung ANC manga-manga business? ladies and gentleman ,coconuts and boers (atleast you are honest in your stupidity), KE NAKO , its perfect time to make ANC join the opposition bench . for this nightmare to come alive DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE mustn't exists and allow space for PEOPLE'S JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY to divide and rule...

  • vuyani.zondi - 2012-10-09 19:55

    Mlibo and pec are misleading the members I,m a deputy secretary in lizo ngcane branch the leadership debate is still in progress we have not yet pronouce our prefered candidates in chris hani region.

  • vuyani.zondi - 2012-10-09 19:55

    Mlibo and pec are misleading the members I,m a deputy secretary in lizo ngcane branch the leadership debate is still in progress we have not yet pronouce our prefered candidates in chris hani region.

      Tim Elliott - 2012-10-09 21:07

      Vuyani We need people like u who THINK and apply their minds to so much of what is wrong with our beloved country.Zuma has been a DISASTER as President of SA.As a nation we all deserve much better....especially the E.Cape!Make sure you guys back someone who has ethics,can lead and can fix our country!!!

      sam.ntshangase - 2012-10-09 21:44

      Your leadership has spoken who are in a branch as dep sec

      sam.ntshangase - 2012-10-09 21:48

      @TimEliot, are u suporting ppl will bring back Malema, what re u saying

      Mkhululi Yekani - 2012-10-09 21:50

      Hayi mani tata Chis hani regn was not counted anyway wther u back him or not JZ wil retian his place.

      Michael - 2012-10-09 22:40

      Vuyani, at the branch level you will have an opprtunity to delebarate on your preffered set of leaders, but still you wont get Motlanthe at the helm of ANC President, you dont have enough numbers chief!

  • Prince Bird - 2012-10-09 20:10

    Botlaela ga bo fetele bo a tswalelwa! Zuma second term???

      sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-09 21:21

      Ba lese Tau ya Nonyane we'll sort them out @the National Ballot ka 2014

  • ntethelelo.sangweni.7 - 2012-10-09 20:33

    Walk in a park by my president,viva zuma

  • john.s.stalwart - 2012-10-09 21:02

    Is this for real?? Like a car driven by a boastfuly able but blind person carrying in it a multitude of people promising to transport them from a porvety stricken place to a place ful of milk and honey[not for a good but a 'better' life for all] wich got a puncture enroute due to negligent driving whereby in that stagnation the driver together with his friends take the money they could use to fix the broken car and hike other passing cars to the town and enjoy themselves while they left people stranded is the ANC leaders,they have promised people a better life but have brought them into a desert of the best porvety,sophisticated diseases nd outstanding iliteracy in the world while they swim in luxury,all they say is dnt forsake the car wich brought u out of oppresion while the same car doesn't promise to go anywhere forward,how do we guarantee such a party another chance to rule,wel at least remove the bad driver and fix the car for a trip to the milky place if u expect to be compromised, Zuma should quit,that's the best he can do.

  • sisa.mtwana - 2012-10-09 21:06

    This is not the masses of the Eastern Cape this is the corrupt leadership of E.Cape who want to continue with the corruption. The people should revolt against this thieves. They are the ones eating money for rural development, They are not building schools, hospitals, roads and houses ,the money for those projects goes straight into their pockets. The are no jobs in the province cause they are employing they family members. This leadership has to go and Zuma as the head or nothing in this province is going to change.

  • - 2012-10-09 21:24

    Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. How very sad.

  • sam.ntshangase - 2012-10-09 22:01

    News making rounds is NCape has spoken JZ 4life

  • Mkhululi Yekani - 2012-10-09 22:02

    North west, Mpumalanga, Kzn, free state, umkhonto wesizwe, omama, cosatu, sapc, sum votes in e.cape nd w.cape surely JZ wil go 4 2nd term. Malema nd yr supporters JZ was not made by u.

  • Mkhululi Yekani - 2012-10-09 22:02

    North west, Mpumalanga, Kzn, free state, umkhonto wesizwe, omama, cosatu, sapc, sum votes in e.cape nd w.cape surely JZ wil go 4 2nd term. Malema nd yr supporters JZ was not made by u.

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-09 22:12

    Gaddafi,Mubarak,So dom insane etc. Also @ 1 stage of their lives as indespensible.The Inkandla Traditional Dancer won't finish his 2nd term in government thereby staining the ANC.Will there still bleach in the shops?

  • Onufry - 2012-10-09 23:29

    "Businessperson" Ramaphosa. A BUSINESSMAN! I'm sure that if he opposed the ANC instead of funding them, he would be called a DIRTY CAPITALIST, not a businessperson!

  • gladstone.dyonase - 2012-10-09 23:30

    DA I think its about time for you to please go and save my Eastern Cape. I am a witness I know how good are your services in Western Cape, I work here.

  • Onufry - 2012-10-09 23:30

    Anyway, many ANC stalwarts bowed to King Mbeki until the very days of the conference... Let's wait and see who and what will emerge in December...

  • singatha.jongihlati - 2012-10-09 23:32

    Punch Drunk!*clang!!! round 2*

  • singatha.jongihlati - 2012-10-10 17:17

    Punch Drunk!*clang!!! round 2*

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