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Gauteng ANC backs Motlanthe

2012-11-30 08:35

Johannesburg - The Gauteng ANC has nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to take over as president of the ANC, it said on Friday.

Gauteng African National Congress spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli said in an SMS that the province decided at its nomination conference on Thursday night to back Motlanthe over the incumbent, President Jacob Zuma.

Other branches around the country, as well as the ANC Youth League, have decided to nominate Motlanthe. However, he has not yet indicated whether he will accept the nominations.

The province chose to retain Gwede Mantashe as secretary general.

Tokyo Sexwale was nominated for deputy president, Febe Potgieter for deputy secretary general, North West Premier Thandi Modise for chairperson and Gauteng ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile for treasurer.

Democratic views

The Gauteng ANC said 432 delegates were expected to attend the conference. However, only 412 were present on Thursday night.

"The provincial nominations conference represented the democratic views and wishes of the overwhelming majority of the members of the ANC in Gauteng," it said.

"We are satisfied that the outcome of the results... will push for [the] renewal of the organisation."

It said the conference had consensus on the selection of 80 national executive committee members.

"The results will place our province in a position to forge ahead with speed in implementing the ANC's priorities which are informed by the plight of our society."

At the sidelines of the conference on Thursday night, Mashatile said delegates were allowed to debate on their choice of candidates without fear of intimidation.

"We have agreed as Gauteng that let's allow branches to discuss their will freely, and... today [Thursday] there is nobody fighting here," he told reporters.

"Once the process of voting is done, we will accept that those are the results, and those names will go forward as the nomination of Gauteng."

The provincial conference consolidates branch nominations ahead of the African National Congress's national conference in Mangaung in December.

Ekurhuleni region supports Zuma

Before the conference began, members from the Ekurhuleni region sang about former ANC president Oliver Tambo, and held up two fingers, symbolising a second term for Zuma.

They later sang in favour of "Msholozi" - Zuma's clan name.

The Gauteng provincial executive committee had previously decided to ban T-shirts with slogans or images supporting candidates, or songs that derided them.

A few female delegates cheered after Mashatile entered the venue in Turffontien. They then rolled their hands in a motion associated with calling for the substitution of a soccer player. This gesture is linked to the call for Motlanthe to replace Zuma in Mangaung.

When Mashatile introduced himself to delegates, all cheered, except those from Ekurhuleni. Several rolled their hands.

"I am happy when you are singing and not insulting anyone," Mashatile said.

Comments
  • NKAISANA - 2012-11-30 08:39

    The Zulu traditionalist the so called Jacob Zuma is Finish only the traditionalist like KZN ANC will vote him the other provinces will vote Kgalema,Zulu want to controll ANC in all angles

      mbasa.makubalo.7 - 2012-11-30 08:56

      Nkaisana wake up wake up.lol

      themba.maseko.568 - 2012-11-30 09:30

      The votes were closer than expected, something like 188 to 224. Motlante needs a clean sweep like what Zuma got in KZN (biggest voting province). My guess is Motlante may just get what Mbeki got in 2007.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-30 10:22

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      solo.mathe.5 - 2012-11-30 13:23

      Your irrational and unfounded fear of the 'Zulus' is getter the better of you... Calm down.... It's just one man trying for a second term, which I hope he doesn't get, one term per president until the one who will be beyond reproach. You would do the same thing if you were in his shoes...

      solo.mathe.5 - 2012-11-30 13:47

      Your irrational and unfounded fear of the 'Zulus' is getter the better of you... Calm down.... It's just one man trying for a second term, which I hope he doesn't get, one term per president until the one who will be beyond reproach. You would do the same thing if you were in his shoes...

  • lakhe.sipunzi - 2012-11-30 08:40

    Monhlante for a president,, godbye mr Zuma with yo scandals.

  • denny.cray - 2012-11-30 08:46

    Well, a step up I suppose. (Quite hard to imagine a step down)

  • Rob Allen - 2012-11-30 08:46

    better for DA if Zuma stays in.....

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-11-30 10:08

      If DA had a right to vote at the conference I bet they would vote for Zuma. That so that they can boost their chances in 2014.

  • nmamabolo1 - 2012-11-30 08:48

    it luks lyk most of the provinces r giving ''shower man'' a thumbs up for a second term so i m gonna say this to the citizens of the capital province of S.A/Gauteng.even if we lose in Mangaung we cn go to the next general elections n make a change.we need to find a balance in parliament.Picture this ANC n DA hv got 40/40% MP's.tht wil b interesting.Lets do this SA.Madiba said''its in yr hands''.

      bismarckjuniormahlawe - 2012-11-30 09:31

      100% President Zuma

  • ClassWarTrotsky - 2012-11-30 08:48

    Anyone know if Motlanthe is an SACP member?

      boyisile - 2012-11-30 09:21

      He was, not anymore. Does it matter if he is SACP or not? He is an ANC member in good standing.

      jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-30 09:29

      boyisile -- there is no such thing as an ANC member in 'good standing'. One can only be in 'good standing' of a civilized and respectable organisation. Otherwise one is simply a 'made man' in a mafia.

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2012-11-30 14:19

      @boyisile - was just aking, cde Asijiki And it does matter to me. @jon - quite a reactionary comment there.

  • john.thelps - 2012-11-30 08:51

    He better not, he might get killed.

  • luthando.ncoyini - 2012-11-30 08:58

    Better than Zuma, but not best.

  • linda.duits - 2012-11-30 09:02

    Be careful what you wish for, Motlanthe is a big Juju supporter!

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-11-30 09:57

      Did Motlanthe tell you that?

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-11-30 14:43

      Yes, Thabang, and he also told you. Didn't you listen?

      tebogo.makaneta - 2012-12-01 01:43

      No wonder DP Motlanthe prefers silence, you people are twisting his words. Eish

      tebogo.makaneta - 2012-12-01 01:46

      The man was trying to correct the Anc, even Juju could see that the charges were a political move. But, hey some ppl don't understand these things.

  • michael.mokalanyane - 2012-11-30 09:02

    Thanx ANC Gauteng uve made my day i wish dat other provinces cn do the same, Motlanthe 4 president. Otherwise i was going to vote 4 DA come 2014

      musawakhe.ngubane - 2012-11-30 09:38

      Leave now chief. You don't own the ANC. You will no hold us at ransom. You are not a real comrade, but a hyena. Face this reality: Zuma is going no where. We will re-elect him, we have the numbers!

      michael.mokalanyane - 2012-11-30 09:57

      @Musawenkosi, ANC is in my blood, my forefathers fought 4 this organisation that u tribalists want 2 own, u are one of the ppl frm the ifp who want to ruin this beloved organisation of ours n u wont succeed, and the reason u are supporting this man is becos u are benefiting while the ordinary ppl are suffering, look at the condition at our hospitals, corruption, etolls etc, i call this n il say dis again blind loyalty at its best.

      michael.mokalanyane - 2012-11-30 09:57

      @Musawenkosi, ANC is in my blood, my forefathers fought 4 this organisation that u tribalists want 2 own, u are one of the ppl frm the ifp who want to ruin this beloved organisation of ours n u wont succeed, and the reason u are supporting this man is becos u are benefiting while the ordinary ppl are suffering, look at the condition at our hospitals, corruption, etolls etc, i call this n il say dis again blind loyalty at its best.

      jeremy002 - 2012-11-30 10:21

      "...we will push for the renewal of the organisation." Regrettably, it is too late. The ANC is beyond help. The corruption and incompetence is too deep seated and reaches from the top down to the very base, and they have not the faintest clue about how to 'renew' (change) nor the faintest clue of the huge magnitute of the change that will be required. I doubt if they even have the romotest desire or inclination to give up their personal money printing machines either. The damage done so far is too great for this great nation to allow them another chance.....or not. This nation will certainly show itself to be less than great if it does allow it. Better for thinking people not to hold their breaths on this one.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-30 10:22

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      solo.mathe.5 - 2012-11-30 13:12

      @Michael. So if a person supports Zuma they are tribalist. So how is it tribalism to support Zuma...or are you just projecting!

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-30 09:03

    Whats the use. Motlante doesn't wanna come out of the box.

      kingsley.mgidi - 2012-11-30 09:14

      lol eish! Plus 1 problem

      boyisile - 2012-11-30 09:26

      sthembiso, Motlanthe is a descipline member of the ANC. Real leaders dont canvas for themselve. If ANC wants him to serve as ANC president then he will. Did JZ say he is accepting? No he didnt. All nominated candidates will either accept or decline the nomination at the conference in Mangaung. That is how ANC work.

      kingsley.mgidi - 2012-11-30 09:46

      u raised a good point buyi! I recomend

      richard.zanner - 2012-11-30 09:55

      I think he does not want to accept and cross swords with Zuma as he probably thinks Zuma will win and then he has an enemy.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-11-30 09:59

      @boyisile, please don't go too hard on sthembiso.jali.50. Not all of us understand this conference things.

      boyisile - 2012-11-30 12:01

      Point taken thabang.

  • riaanfv - 2012-11-30 09:06

    Now we're talking

  • eland.snitbul - 2012-11-30 09:08

    Should be a step up, well let's hope so..

  • kingsley.mgidi - 2012-11-30 09:12

    motlanthe have dignity and respect from the public, he can bring back ANC dignity again, not cyril ramaphosa and zuma aka showerhead, the spear!

  • justin.raleigh - 2012-11-30 09:18

    The lesser of two evils

  • ntobeko.nyawose.7 - 2012-11-30 09:27

    That shows that Mr Zuma is standing a very good chance, 173 voted 4 him in GP. Zuma all the way!!

      wo0two0t - 2012-11-30 09:34

      What good has he done for this country?

      michael.mokalanyane - 2012-11-30 09:35

      suster i dnt believe uv jst said dat, im disappointed! This is wat we call blind loyalty

      altusvanzyl - 2012-11-30 09:37

      So you support a rapist, a thief? You are an idiot of the highest.

      nhlapop - 2012-11-30 10:54

      You showed your stupidity with High Grade. What has he done for this country to deserve second term?

  • musawakhe.ngubane - 2012-11-30 09:35

    We know the Gauteng list is there to accommodate Mashatile as he has nominated himself to be the Treasurer-General. Sorry cde Paul, you are too ambitious. We will not elect money comrades who want to use the ANC for their selfish, narrow-minded interests. Never cde Mashatile, you are an opportunist! Second Term is the ONLY way! We have the winning cards! Kgalema will never contest, that will be committing political suicide!

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-11-30 10:05

      KZN gave Motlanthe no option but to contest. They decided not to nominate him for any position. If they nominated him for vice president then there were possibilities that He wouldnt contest. But they didn't.

      michael.mokalanyane - 2012-11-30 10:09

      @Musa,Im a better hyna compared 2 ur president and his corrupt cabinet, and fyi im nt goin 2 leave, il fight 4 change, ANC is in my blood, my forefathers fought 4 this organisation that u tribalists want 2 own, u are one of the ppl frm the ifp who want to ruin this beloved organisation of ours n u wont succeed, and the reason u are supporting this man is becos u are benefiting while the ordinary ppl are suffering, look at the condition at our hospitals, corruption, etolls etc, i call this n il say dis again blind loyalty at its best.

      boyisile - 2012-11-30 10:17

      I agree with you Thabang. Kgalema is a good leader. ANC cannot affort not to have him in the top6.

      joseph.mlotshwa.1 - 2012-11-30 10:43

      @musa & michael, stop this nonsense of yours nina. ukuklwebhana njengamakati. We have a sector of community to hit a nerve on. DA is out there to topple us. And if u are not careful enough our reigns will be history soon.

  • MrDinwiddie - 2012-11-30 09:38

    All of this means absolutely nothing. Zuma willl continue being president of the anc after mangaung. Pretty much everyone will keep their positions in that top 6

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-11-30 09:40

    As much as I like his personality, Msholozi is costing us a lot of money with his lifestyle and the scandals around him are just shadowing his character. Kgalema has his own scandals

      boyisile - 2012-11-30 10:20

      With JZ we are going to lose votes in 2014. He better stay at Luthuli house and send some1 to the Union building.

  • richard.zanner - 2012-11-30 09:40

    Not sure if he is a better option than JZ. May go from pan to fire.

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-30 09:41

    The President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica has been dubbed by international media as 'THE POOREST PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD', to which he responded: "I'm not a poor president. Poor people are those who want more and more. Those who never have enough of anything. Those are the poor because they live in a never ending cycle." Jose Mujica's most valuable asset is a 1987 VW Beatle. He lives in a small farmhouse with his wife and a dog and donates 90% of his salary to charity. NOW THAT IS A PRESIDENT!!!!!!

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-30 10:23

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

      joseph.mlotshwa.1 - 2012-11-30 10:35

      @DuToit,Wud u do that.PLEASE!!

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-30 10:42

      Yeah I read that tooo......Kennedy,Hoover never took a salary either...Mandela donated 1/2 his to the charity of choice.

      mdawini.vodloza - 2012-11-30 12:44

      @DuToitCoetzee I doubt dat u Mr DuToit would want to live dat lifestyle of that Uruguayan president.I also doubt that you are living his lifestyle inwhich you want other pple to live.Dont be a hypocrite pliz

  • MSGRule - 2012-11-30 09:43

    Kgalema being "ex" sacp. if he is in him and blade will turn us into a little china. The country can't handle this style of cANCer rule. We need a business man to run the country like a business.

  • carl.debeer.52 - 2012-11-30 09:48

    Ohh jees both candidates are a lose - lose situation. Vote for Zooma continue on a path of despair, theft and non-delivery. Vote Kdalema and Julius comes back and the presidency starts attempting to nationalize everything in the hope of creating a fictional 'economic freedom' landscape - which is about as realistic a dream as Star-Wars the movie.

  • Michel Louis - 2012-11-30 09:50

    motlantle is wise if JZ feels threatened he might take out his umshini for real - the risk of strife or worse is very serious. thr need to be indemnity for former president so he can enjoy Nkandla mansion with isigodlo. maybe a condition for peace. worth it isnt it?

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-11-30 09:58

    It is very interesting that Gauteng is backing Kgalema Motlanthe. This province has a rich history of leading many campaigns during apartheid era ie June 16

  • mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-30 10:00

    The African economic hub knows when its time for change. Good guys we dnt need this potatoe head.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-11-30 10:02

    It is becoming painfully obvious that those supporting Zuma for a second term are purely looking after their own futures (and by association, their salaries and perks) Let's face it, Zuma knows who is against him and, if he get's his second term, expect a complete reshuffle of his cabinet. It is a sad state of affairs when the populace can only vote for a party rather than its' President.

  • nick.crossley.395 - 2012-11-30 10:04

    Subject: FW: QUOTE OF THE CENTURY QUOTE OF THE CENTURY, MAYBE EVEN THE MILLENNIUM Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic Main Daily Newspaper Editorial. Someone over there has it figured out. "The danger to South Africa is not Jacob Zuma but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of a Zuma presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Zuma, who is a mere symptom of what ails South Africa. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Jacob Zuma, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President.”

      khumo.lebone - 2012-11-30 11:48

      Well stated. My thoughts exactly!!

      tebogo.makaneta - 2012-12-01 01:27

      Making a mistake doesn't qualify one to be called a fool. I mean who knew that this would happen? The thing is we all don't know what will happen tomorrow, only if the ppl who put Zuma in power knew. The person who wrote that has no idea how it feels being a South African right now. It's like being in an unhealthy relationship,but still you can't let go.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-30 10:05

    Better than ZUMA and hey we have 12.2million people... DA still gets my vote as they the only multi-racial party with group goals that accomadate every race, as well as social standing

  • william.ntsoane - 2012-11-30 10:11

    Motlanthe is a disciplined and honourable cadre of the ANC, who always display high levels of intellect. He is amoungs a few leaders of the ANC who is above reproach and to put a cherry on top" HE STILL HAS HIS CREDIBILITY INTACT AND COMANDS RESPECT FROM BOTH ANC MEMBERS AND THE BROADER SA CITIZENS AT LARGE.

  • leon.vanderwesthuizen - 2012-11-30 10:12

    That is a step in the right direction.

  • jeremy002 - 2012-11-30 10:13

    "...we will push for the renewal of the organisation." Regrettably, it is too late. The ANC is beyond help. The corruption and incompetence is too deep seated and reaches from the top down to the very base, and they have not the faintest clue about how to 'renew' (change) nor the faintest clue of the huge magnitute of the change that will be required. I doubt if they even have the romotest desire or inclination to give up their personal money printing machines either. The damage done so far is too great for this great nation to allow them another chance.....or not. This nation will certainly show itself to be less than great if it does allow it. Better for thinking people not to hold their breaths on this one.

  • nmukini - 2012-11-30 10:16

    I love this comment, and it is true.

  • tumelo.radebe1 - 2012-11-30 10:25

    I wonder if its enough.

  • sammyto.sammytoss - 2012-11-30 10:34

    This is a change in political. We are not going to loose votes because of individuals. Think for the party Comrades. We love ANC.

  • SarelJBotha - 2012-11-30 10:48

    Not that it will make a huge difference or any difference, but still, M is a better choice than Z.

  • nhlapop - 2012-11-30 10:53

    I dont think Motlanthe can do more damage that Zuma. But im more concern about one thing. He doesnt know where he stand. We dont want Zuma any more.

  • khumo.lebone - 2012-11-30 11:20

    Motlhanthe is being viewed as the lesser evil compared to Zuma. If the ANC were to let him lead the country using the Batho Pele (people first)principles and also if they were to allow him to work unhampered by their impossible terms & conditions then he would make a great president. If they stifle him then he would do no better than Zuma.

  • wayne.groenewald.5 - 2012-11-30 11:35

    This is why South Africa is now known as an Ineptocracy... a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

  • herman.mosima - 2012-11-30 11:55

    this is the correct nomination. Gwede is very knowledgeable with ANC processes. He also does not become emotional when things hots up. He shows a lot of maturity. He is obviously educated. I can vote for this ANC.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-30 13:51

    So the majority of the ANC is voting for a criminal or a coward who is an accessory to criminal activities!! Wow the ANC future looks bright!

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-11-30 14:12

    We hope Zuma wins in Mangaung. He is doing a good job of destroying the ANC Viva DA come 2014

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