Gauteng ANC to discuss succession debate

2011-10-05 07:22

Johannesburg - The ANC leadership in Gauteng is expected to announce its position regarding the succession debate on Wednesday, two days after claims that some members had begun informal discussions.

A media briefing was scheduled for 10:00, at Walter Sisulu House in Johannesburg, where the Tshwane regional conference would also be discussed.

The party has denied a note was circulated to some branches discussing party leadership ahead of its national elective conference in 2012.

The Sunday Times reported at the weekend that Johannesburg and Tshwane party members had begun informal discussions about Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe succeeding President Jacob Zuma.

This also comes hot on the heels of the disbanding of the ANC Youth League provincial executive committee in Kwazulu-Natal, amid claims that it was backing President Jacob Zuma for a second term in office.

Attempts to open succession talks have been shut down by the ANC’s national executive committee. It said such debates were premature, adding that current leaders should be supported in taking forward their mandate until the end of their term in office.

The elective conference takes place next year December.

  • Neill Mackenzie - 2011-10-05 07:28

    I hope infighting will rip the ANC appart.

      JMan - 2011-10-05 07:33

      Well they're well on their way! Its not just infighting, but imcompetence, corruption, power-hungry members, Malema and his cronies, etc tec...all these things are rife within the ANC and are fueling the gradual downfall of the party, IF they don't do something NOW. The (sad) thing is, the whole world is watching...

      Boxxer - 2011-10-05 07:53

      Informal discussions says it all.

      JMsays - 2011-10-05 07:57

      @Prof, whether you want the anc to implode or not, political stability = investors sentiment. The picture we give the world has a direct impact on our economy (positive or negative). We should all want a stable government, doesn't matter who runs it.

      Boxxer - 2011-10-05 08:06

      @George, the ANC is one big sheep pen.

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-10-05 08:37

      WHo ever OPENLY ADMITS to "SUPPORTING" the NEXT IDIOT IN-CHARGE, will be SENT TO DAMNATION by the current IDIOT IN-CHARGE!!!!! They are so CONFUSED.... and GREEDY.... all they want is THEIR TURN AT THE TROUGH.... Nothing else matters!!!!! After ALL this hype... it is up to CHINA who gives the GO-AHEAD, whom will be the IDIOT IN CHARGE!!!!!!

      sushi - 2011-10-05 08:42

      dream on

      Dal68 - 2011-10-05 09:12

      The thing is, the anc should never have ruled SA, they weren't able to administrate a tea club, then they got a country......if they could mess up the tea club, what chance did this country ever had?

  • Sparkys - 2011-10-05 07:41

    As The Boss once going down , down ,down.....

      Gedoente - 2011-10-05 08:03

      Its more than a year away. Maybe have this debate a week beforehand and in the meantime do your job of serving the citizens who pay your salary?

      GetitRight - 2011-10-05 15:33

      @ZUMA... Dear Mr. President. My advice to you is to simply do what was done in save yourself cut a deal with that "CLEVER MAN" Mbeki and you must nominate Mbeki to be the next President. The Wolves are at your door and they are circling you for THE KILL. Think outside the box....maybe you can still retain the Deputy President role if you follow my THE WOLVES are scared of that "CLEVER MAN" and used you to get rid of him. In this way you will show THE WOLVES your little finger and that you do know how to play the survival game. This can be your "umshini wami".....that you can use on your political opponents.

  • ratex - 2011-10-05 07:52

    I'm sorry for the ignorance, but exactly when did SA become a Monarchy? What happens if you lose? Exactly who decides whom is in charge? Don't the voters decide who the next ruler is? So many questions and so few answers. Personally I hope you lot keep your in fighting going. SA is tired of your kak, really tired.

  • Hugo - 2011-10-05 08:01

    Kgalema for pres Lindi Sisulu deputy pres

      mac-sdi - 2011-10-05 08:46

      Hell NO fpr Lindi Sisulu. She has done nothing to show worthy of thay position. She is just another cadre deployee who is just roaming around government positions coz of her name. She must retire and be a grandma

      Vincent - 2011-10-05 09:13

      Thuli Madonsela for president! I do believe she is completely worthy of the position. She has a tough stance on corruption and does the right thing without fear or favour.

  • happycamper - 2011-10-05 08:04

    ANC is a joke. The only good to ever come out of the party was Nelson. I hope they loose and loose soon.

      People Hater - 2011-10-05 08:09

      Loosen what?

      Keevus - 2011-10-05 08:45

      @People Hater:it is "i hope they loose" not "loosen" it is this type of incompetence that makes our country a spectacle of the world,simply reading a single sentence is a chore!!!

      Antwahn - 2011-10-05 09:39

      Sorry Keevus, but the misanthropist loser is actually right for once: Lose possession of something, and Loosen a rope that's too tight.

      Philip - 2011-10-05 09:42

      @Keevus, I thought at first let me ignore your stupid comment, but if you want to correct someone, make sure there is something to correct. People hater is correct. Loose - to loosen something, the screw on the door is loose. Lose on the other hand - to come last, to fail etc. So take the last part of your comment and apply it to yourself buddy!!

      People Hater - 2011-10-05 12:27

      @ Keevus - ha ha ha ha PWNED :)

      Keevus - 2011-10-07 11:36

      @Philip,clearly "the screw is loose" in your head.I thought "loosen" is the opposite of "fasten",and "lose" is the antonym of "win".So in the context of your buddy "People Hater"(rightfully named)response to HappyCamper's comment,it would clearly mean "to lose" as opposed to win,not "loosen".Are you void of simple logic too.dumwit!!

  • Wired - 2011-10-05 08:11

    The ANC are so busy fighting with themselves that they dont seem to be putting any effort whatsoever in trying to move the country forward.. its almost like a bunch of kids in a classroom.. theyre there to learn and work, but instead fight over who is the person in charge of the Lego..

  • mark59 - 2011-10-05 08:21

    Sooner rather than later..

  • Jon JJ - 2011-10-05 08:23

    Who cares....bunch of fkin' muppets!!

  • fraidycat - 2011-10-05 08:27

    The ANC has become a national disaster area and an embarresment to our country. Imagine what good they could do in this country, if they spend just half the time working, instead of infighting like spoilt children. And in a democratic country it is crap that the people do not decide on our leaders! Just their king making games...

  • letsee - 2011-10-05 08:38

    That's what the ANC does best 24 hours a day.

  • mac-sdi - 2011-10-05 08:48

    The day the DA gets 40+ votes is the day this country becomes a true democracy. We need a situation where most gov decisions are bypartisan

  • tripwire - 2011-10-05 08:51

    Will the Mass amount of corruption cases be reopend against Zuma when he steps down ?

  • mpapi mogadube - 2011-10-05 08:54

    Its time for the current President to go!!!! If he stands for the second term, no ways the ANC will get my vote, PERIOD!!!!!!!!

  • Antwahn - 2011-10-05 08:58

    Piggies at the trough are positioning for a bigger share. (And the country can go to hell)

  • Macdee - 2011-10-05 09:04

    Everytime when I read all these comments,I can only come to one conclusion....The country is still divided in terms of race......this is disgusting.....!!!

      Ingie - 2011-10-05 09:46

      Yup because they have caused it..we have tried but its Malema and the ANC thats making us hate again

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  • Mabake - 2011-10-05 10:09

    I am disappointed of emerging tradition of "white pessimism" that inundates these online space about our country. They are doing this because most of them they never believed that black people would one day lead the country. It is about time, that whites became objective critics not just narrow opposers with skewed racial prejudice against what they call "incompetent and corrupt blacks."

      Darwinian - 2011-10-05 11:09


      Keevus - 2011-10-07 11:52

      @Mabake,I totally agree with you bro,because yes the ANC has failed our Country in a number of notable issues,but they are NOT ALL corrupt just the same way not ALL White people were oppressors and are currently critisizing the government unfairly.A large portion of White are actually optimistic about our country and contribute well to its development.but it is those few who purport to be concerned about the racial divide but are actually throwing fuel on the fire.Most of the white in this forum hide behind anonimity to spew racial hatred(its their democratic right to do so though)but cant they decide to contribute positively to resolve the current impasse in our country.i have seen others posting veiled threat of war against blacks in this forum,why would anyone say that?Yes we notice with horror the crimes committed against our white neighbours.yes most blacks are involved in those crime,but my opinion is that it is just plain statistics,there is almost 70% blacks in this country most of them poor and unemployed,no education and 10% of white folks who are rich or faily well-off,i am not justifying this crimes but we have to seek a collective solution to this.Personally I dont feel like murdering anyone despiet Malema's song "dubul' ibunu".

  • Darwinian - 2011-10-05 10:53

    and the winner is.... THE ONE THAT WAS NOT MURDERED!!!

  • Mike - 2011-10-05 12:42

    Yawn - who actually cares for this sh@t?

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