Free State ANC nominates Zuma, Mbete

2012-11-30 09:36

Sasolburg - The Free State ANC nomination conference held in Sasolburg finally came to an end at 08:08 on Friday morning.

The top six positions had been finalised in the early hours of the morning. President Jacob Zuma was elected unopposed as president, while current national chairperson Baleka Mbete was nominated to be the deputy president of the ruling party.

In the announcement of the results released at 04:30, Mbete led with 235 of the 249 votes.

She was followed by Cyril Ramaphosa who received nine votes while Kgalema Motlanthe only got two.

Premier Ace Magashule received the highest votes at 233 for the national chairperson. He was followed by Mbete with eight, KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Zweli Mkhize with one vote while Ramaphosa received none.

A total of 223 voters said Gwede Mantashe should retain his position as secretary general of the party. Jessy Duarte received 12 votes for the position and Mbete got one.

Duarte topped the list for the position of deputy secretary general with 235 votes, followed by Mantashe with six and Thandi Modise with three.

Mkhize led the polls for treasury-general with 229 votes followed by Mathews Phosa with four votes and Magashule with three. Tito Mboweni, Modise and Ramaphosa received one vote each.

NEC voting

After the top six positions had been finalised, the conference began the process of completing the nomination of the other 80 members of the national executive committee of the African National Congress at 06:40.

There were further delays when the electoral agency announced that the NEC did not have the required minimum representation of women.

Six men had to be removed from the list and four women had to be voted in. This was done by a show of hands, which required 75% of the vote.

The results had to be re-read as per protocol. The electoral commissioner (from the ANC national office) and the electoral agency then reconciled the lists after the withdrawal of names and addition of women.

It was discovered that the total number of additional member nomination was one person short.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj received the overwhelming majority vote to claim the last nomination from the province.

This completed the NEC’s 86 members.

Voting at the conference began at 01:00 - nine hours later than scheduled.

  • hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-11-30 09:47

    I don't care who will be the president as long as that person is pushing forward ANC Vote my ANC......

      avuyile.ramncwana.5 - 2012-11-30 09:56

      Wow Hezekiel your delusion is heartbreaking because sadly there are millions that think like you,which is a big problem!

      hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-11-30 10:01

      @avuyile what do u mean a big problem..for who if a may ask????

      asdhasgd - 2012-11-30 10:02

      Even if old robert mugabe comes to SA to lead the ANC ey hezekiel? stupid cANCer.

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-11-30 10:39

      @hezekiel. Where do you think the R250m would have gone if not used for the housing of one man and his family? Be sure, not to the whites, but to the blacks. The unemployed, homeless and hungry ones who will now remain homeless, hungry and unemployed.

      andrew.arde - 2012-11-30 10:43

      Your vote is a spoiled one if it is wasted on a clowns party!

      hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-11-30 10:43

      @Jannie R250k has nothing to do with ANC as an organisation..why take individual issues and attach them to the whole organisation..not every ANC member was involved in that R250k that gives u sleepless nights

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-30 10:59

      Maa Hezekiel, Maa - just sheep following on blindly behind their so called leader!

      hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-11-30 11:06

      @Marilyn I m glad he is your President too as long as u in SA

      dinesh.chetty.77 - 2012-11-30 13:07

      Socialism NOW in South Africa. This is the only way, any other way we gonna fight and its not gonna be pretty.

  • mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-30 09:49

    Free State Fools. Which figure of speech is that? (5marks)

  • avuyile.ramncwana.5 - 2012-11-30 09:50

    We are DOOMED...its over...6 love!

  • werner.nel.712 - 2012-11-30 09:53

    Through the night! WOW! If only they can work through the night to sort out service delivery...

  • jman.maluleke - 2012-11-30 09:55

    Whoever is elected thé ANC leader is ok. I will definitely vote for ANC in 2014 I dont care who says what..... Viva ANC viva. Its not about who lead thé organisation,what matter most is which party in Power.

      johan.grobler.12327 - 2012-11-30 10:08

      It's the other way around, you uneducated fool. We need a leader with skills who puts his/her country before him/her, no matter what party. Country is to unstable for party politics.

      Mondli Dladla - 2012-11-30 10:16

      Stop breathing with your back,absolutely insane

      hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-11-30 10:40

      Its suprising how people r quick to call one names if he says he votes for that not one s constitutional rights..definitely yes!!!! Jman we hv lot of political parties in mzanzi if u choose ANC let it be..maDAm is not only political party!!!

      jman.maluleke - 2012-11-30 10:42

      @Johan, you can call me uneducated fool or whatever but your president is Black person. Can you change that?

      andrew.arde - 2012-11-30 10:44

      When you're hungry and jobless, will you be singing the same song??

      jman.maluleke - 2012-11-30 10:46

      @Johan, Your président is not educated too but He is leading this country and we will make sûre he comes back for de second term, want it or not. Laughing.....

      hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-11-30 10:52

      @Andrew the issue of jobless has been there for ages and same is not only in SA...I always says we south africans must stop to look for freebies..we have lot of foreigners selling on the street and they making a lot..u l be amazed when u see their houses...who said your party will create more jobs when in power..they failing to get rid of shacks in khayelitsha, nyanda n other areas..why not create jobs for those people living in shacks in western cape to prove that they capable

      johan.grobler.12327 - 2012-11-30 11:13

      jman, you just proofed to me and everybody else that you are indeed foolish. You said black president, so it shows that it goes about colour for you. Elect a black president, no problem here, but a COMPEDENT one. Your second mistake is you said Zuma is leading the country. Really. You must have very low standards if you think that Zuma's leadership skills is satisfactory. Please Jman catch a big wakeup.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-11-30 13:37

      as I said, we will be doomed in SA until people stop voting for a political party like they support a soccer team...

  • jairaj.sureschandra - 2012-11-30 09:57

    Maybe the ANC should put more people of colour in its top echelons. Why not an Indian or White or Coloured person as Deputy President. Surely a breath of fresh air. We don't want re pests er repeats who are not energetic leaders, have no unique ideas or rare skills to take us forward as a nation. Ban the colour and the comrade mentality and embrace skilful leadership. Come on Mr President show leadership, we are waiting for you ......

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-11-30 13:00

      You will wait a hell of a long time. Your mistake, my friend, is that you talk too much sense in a country which is run by senseless, selfish, self-enriching fools who steal from the poorest of the poor to enrich themselves, and themselves only.

  • justin.frittelli - 2012-11-30 10:03

    If we forget the ridiculous skewed Kwazulu Natal proportion of votes, this is an ANC split 50/50 down the middle, Manguang could make Polokwane look like child's play! And who will bare the brunt of the battle, us Joe citizen of the Republic!

  • ravin.govinden - 2012-11-30 10:05

    Are you all insane? Too much cash to loose if the top dogs fall

  • jannie.kotze.7 - 2012-11-30 10:06

    The best of the best in the cANCer, is stil the worst of the worst in South Africa

  • Thabo Dijoe - 2012-11-30 10:12

    This is a drunk list, I'm not surprised though. FS is under dictatorship.

  • marius.vanrooyen.37 - 2012-11-30 10:13

    Jmam. Obviously NOT a tax payer huh? Also not very bright are you? If you were, you would real

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-11-30 10:23

    All the gravy train tickets all bought and paid for with all the trimmings that is covered under the gravy. Why did it take so long to vote was the price being negotiated. Definetly voted in by the senseless. Its just such a pity that the street people have to take what is dished up to them.

  • avanwyk2 - 2012-11-30 10:28

    I get the impression that ANC supporters think that if they vote ANC it will have a negative impact on the minority while in reality it will have a worse impact on them. Yes guys my life as a minority stays exactly the same whether the ANC or any other party is in control. You are shooting yourselves in the foot. Don't come crawling back to us when your demands are not met by your so-called loyal government. You lost our sympathy. Did you not learn from the NP and ANC government that politicians will lie to you.

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 12:23

      avanwyk2 no you are so wrong we vote ANC because we trust ANC more then any other political party in this country.

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-11-30 13:06

      Mbasa, if what you say is true, then you and all those who think like you are the worst damn fools in the universe. You trust a political party that has failed you completely! Words fail me. This just proves again - a democracy ensures that the voters deserve the government they get.

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 13:33

      jurie.nel.3? calling some1 name or insult simple because he doesn't share your political views won't win you an argument.if you don't like Anc you are free to vote for alternative you have DA COPE etc.just mobilize people and come next election you win or you miss apartheid were you were voting alone.

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-11-30 14:33

      Mbasa, the issue is not whom you or I vote for. The issue is that you and those millions of others "trust ANC more then (sic) any other political party in this country." (Your words.) The ANC has failed you and all its voters completely. If you don't see that, then in my view you are blind. I do not believe you are blind. So you do see that, but still you trust the ANC. That makes you a fool in any man's language. And just to set the record straight - I did not insult you because you hold different political views from mine. I called (and still call) you a fool for trusting those that let you down. I repeat - a democracy ensures that the voters get the government they deserve.

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 16:52

      jurie.nel.3 ANC has not fail me DA did.what do you know about my life you stupid idiot.Have you ever heard about political tolerance.

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 17:03

      jurie.nel.3 ok let me give you a chance prove to me that you are not a parrot or brain has ANC failed me.

  • nhlapop - 2012-11-30 10:33

    Can someone please tell me what Zuma promised this people? What he has done for this country in order to get second term, what i know is that hes nothing but a moron with no ideas how to run this beautiful country of ours. This people cant see his taking this country backwards and we cant afford that. We need changes.

      kingsley.mgidi - 2012-11-30 10:47

      lol, isangoma saka zuma s'strong!

      nonceba.nikelo - 2012-12-01 07:08

      they r also corrupt, dey knw dey r going to get a yummy thank u its all abt dem

  • kingsley.mgidi - 2012-11-30 10:42

    we all knws that public hate zuma, but members of ANCorruption support his heart deeply inside, zuma knows that he is unworthy to be a leader, everybody knows even those members who claim to support him...just to them, zuma is a free entrance to corruption, if a leader himself fail to leader, how will the team manage 2 lead?...if i was Showerhead, I was going to give others a chance because He only bring a disgrace not only to his family and ANC, but south africa!

      solo.mathe.5 - 2012-11-30 11:48

      This is just your opinion... And no, not everyone hates him..we don't go around hating on people... We don't approve of how he conducts his personal life but we are objective enough to see that under his presidency corrupt individuals are slowly but surely exposed and punished, if found guilty. It wasn't the case before...

      solo.mathe.5 - 2012-11-30 12:24

      This is just your opinion... And no, not everyone hates him..we don't go around hating on people... We don't approve of how he conducts his personal life but we are objective enough to see that under his presidency corrupt individuals are slowly but surely exposed and punished, if found guilty. It wasn't the case before...

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-11-30 13:12

      Solo, stuff and nonsense. If you really believe that, you are living in cloud cuckooland. Either that, or Zuma has hoodwinked you.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-11-30 13:41

      solo, I think that under Zuma corruption and incompetence reached heights (or depths, depending on how you view it) which is unprecedented in the history of SA. the only reason more gets exposed is because there is so much more around....

  • sammyto.sammytoss - 2012-11-30 10:48

    Guys do you think NKANTLA will com to FREE STATE or you are involve in money scam. Zuma he's there for money everyone knows.

  • nomcebo.dlamini.90 - 2012-11-30 11:05

    With all the negetive stories and reporting, hate speeches against Zuma I really thought no province will want to nominate him for re-instate. I wonder how he does it.

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 11:21

      Zuma is far a head of our time in the game of politics.

      prince.mabulane - 2012-11-30 16:01

      Sometimes what you hear or see is not what you get, Zuma has stood the test of time, he emerged among others chopping his stylish head and still he stand tall...

  • mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 11:07

    It shows that Jacob Zuma has manage to unite ANC since polokwane,that's why he is enjoying a hugh support.

      colin.dovey - 2012-11-30 11:16

      Sorry that he did nothing for your education, and many others like you, with that sort of spelling. Also, the ANC is not as united as you may think. The voting at the branches is mostly rigged, and not open to scrutiny by an independent body.

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 11:47

      colin.dovey? it was to late for zuma to educate me how to spell.I did bantu remember the times of apartheid national party times.when Mandela was still a terrorist.the only thing that I blame zuma for is land issue how can he let this thieves get away with it.I can't wait for maleme to be president.

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-11-30 13:14

      My goodness, Mbasa! Malema! your thinking is more screwed-up than I thought!

      colin.dovey - 2012-11-30 13:59

      Dr Blade Nzimande was educated in a so-called "Bantu" Education School: He attended the Roman Catholic School, Henryville, and then Plessiers Lower Primary School before going to Mthethomusha School in Edendale, the first school in the area established under the Bantu education system. He matriculated in 1975 at Georgetown High, Edendale. He completed his Psychology Honours degree at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, in 1980. His Masters degree is in Industrial Psychology (1981) and more recently he has been awarded a PhD for a thesis in the field of personnel management from the University of Natal. As for Malema - he will have to rule you from Prison because another charge has been been put against him: Racketeering, apart from money laundering - if that is your idea of a your smarties!

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 16:12

      colin.dovey when I grow up we were brainwashed into believing that if you can read and write english very well you are smart.As I grow older I got surprised when I started meeting idiot like jurie.nel.3.who can write english very well. Colin are you suggesting that bantu education was the best for black south africans because blade made it through.My english is from bantu education not my brains.I managed to get a diploma in financial accounting through Technikon S.A(RSA back then).I'm self made business man I own a restaurants in parklands and an events management company.I have a house bloubergstrand next to eden on the bay mall.I drive a hummer3.white ppl sometimes ask me if its a BEE 3kids attends parklands college private school.I'm doing fairly well for a black guy in western cape the most racist province in SA.I've been here for the last 16yrs.when I say ANC is the best for me I know why.when I say I want my land back I'm not driven by hunger,I want it back because it belongs to me.

  • solo.mathe.5 - 2012-11-30 11:13

    You win some, you loose some...

  • Rob Allen - 2012-11-30 11:16

    more good news for the DA keep this useless git in. ANC gonna be in bad shape by 2014

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 11:36

      More good news is that Zuma is going to invite hellen zille for a sleep over party @ his nkandla residence.I'm sure by the morning she'll be singing mshini wami mshini wami.

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-11-30 13:22

      So, Mbasa, not only is your thinking screwed-up. You are also a chauvinist, entirely devoid of manners oand taste. You are, in all likelihood, also completely closed to persuasion by any means other than pugilistic. I should imagine that your thinking is so tangled that it can't be straightened, even with a hangman's rope. You are completely beyond redemption. If you do wish to be redeemed, I suggest you start with a public apology to Ms Zille for your filthy insult towards her.

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 16:25

      jurie.nel.3 why not 1st interview after election she was asked how she feels about zuma.she said it not easy not to like zuma because every time you ask to meet him you always get an appointment @ his office.if she want to come to nkandla the president must be ready for her no surprises.

  • Mkhululi Yekani - 2012-11-30 13:50

    Complaining about ANC or JZ leadership nd wanting 2 change it, dat wil neva help this country. no political party wil change things, the Lord Has speaken in the past dat in the last days thngs wil be lyk dis. Even the DA you want in power wil never, turn arround the words of God. Jst accpt dat Christ is cumng back nd politics is a game, it matters not who is in power poverty nd corruption wont end til Christ cums.

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-11-30 14:40

      Well, Mkhululi, I'll grant you this. Zuma says that the ANC will rule SA until the second coming, and you say "poverty and corruption won't end until Christ comes" (slightly edited to correct spelling). The two of you are either both dead right, or both dead wrong.

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