Limpopo backs Motlanthe for president

2012-10-08 18:20

Johannesburg - The Limpopo ANC is in favour of Kgalema Motlanthe to take over as president of the party at the Mangaung conference, provincial secretary Soviet Lekganyane said on Monday.

The province supported Tokyo Sexwale for deputy president and Fikile Mbalula for secretary general, Lekganyane said in a statement.

This followed a meeting of African National Congress's provincial executive committee in Limpopo on Monday afternoon.

The province recommended that Thandi Modise retain her position as deputy secretary general, and that Mathews Phosa stay on as treasurer general. The position of chairperson should go to Thenjiwe Mtintso.

Lekganyane said the meeting unanimously decided on the top six positions in the ANC and nominated a pool of 85 national executive committee (NEC) members.

"Throughout, the province branch nominations have already commenced and so far all processes are going very well," Lekganyane said.

Among those on the NEC list were Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale, Limpopo Public Works MEC Thabitha Mohlala, Limpopo Treasury MEC David Masondo and Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

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

Limpopo will send 574 delegates to the conference, out of the total of 4 103 delegates attending.

  • dave.kofang - 2012-10-08 18:28

    Good one as long as he wont bring back Malema.

      christiaan.plessis - 2012-10-08 18:36

      That is exaclty what he will do. Malema is gonna put him there and he is gonna get Malema's charges dropped and bring him back. Unfortunately we gotta hold thumbs for Zuma, but doesnt look good.

      philani.goba - 2012-10-08 18:50

      so either way we're screwed..this narrow minded idiots voting emotionally to screw the country and not realising the repercussions of what they do.

      mmaltisofi.tchako.7 - 2012-10-08 18:56


      moriri.mosweu - 2012-10-08 18:58

      But the obvious tribal backing of candidates is a threat to our country. Democracy sucks sometimes.

      George - 2012-10-08 19:46

      Who is this Mothlante? What qualifies him to be South Africa's president? Is he a tribal, black chief, or does he uphold the constitution and show care and compassion for all SA's citizens. Will he bring back the death penalty to stop the white genocide? Will he say no to corruption and effectively prosecute those that do it? Your quess is as good as mine. Vote for DA, Helen for President!

      George - 2012-10-08 21:09

      This cANCer led government has lost its legitimacy.Nothing but a man of the caliber of Mandela or Biko can ever persuade the minority whites (and I believe the vast number of good, honest blacks) that the government is a servant of the people and not the other way around. Well done Mbeki, Zuma, you've destroyed the South African dream. - 2012-10-09 11:25

      We need Malema to take over from Motlante in 4 years... so that we can "re-nationalise" the country, speed up land reform and P off about 15% of the population...Just for F U N

      talana.malherbe - 2012-10-09 15:50, I have to laugh at you, what an idiot. Yes please vote for Motlante, let Malema take over in 4 years time. Guess what, at night he goes to sleep in his mansion and you still go to sleep in your shack or little house. He has millions and you will still be toi toing for better living standards or maybe just clean water, but by all means, go vote!

  • dee.mashamaite - 2012-10-08 18:39


  • kella.magakwe - 2012-10-08 18:42

    Hw about u add Naledi Pandor and Aaron Motswaledi, they doing well so far

      geraldsebanda - 2012-10-09 09:41

      Hw cn thay stl folo Ay En Cee Aftr Al Thts Hapnd?

  • mosimane.letlalo - 2012-10-08 18:46

    I wish people can just wake up and stop voting for this useless party. Children attending school under the trees, WTF is that...

      geraldsebanda - 2012-10-09 09:44

      They are lucky children, when I was growing up in Zim we didnt have trees to sit under, the trees were for the workers to lie under!

  • Johnson - 2012-10-08 18:54

    Common sense, the one attribute lacking in the so-called leadership of a country like its airline loosing its momentum due to the populist believe that ruling a country is rather getting something in return than showing strength to lead us to the dream nation everybody had on their lips not so long ago. One failure after another, one more newspaper reporting on corruption, where ever they are deployed in the name of affirmative action. Killings day by day like we saw in Libya and recently in Syria, Africans employ the one the simplest rule they know best - even if you are an employee not participating in their strike action or to simply remove a political opponent. The country has become a leader in the world of statistic's, not for our ability to govern or educate, but for our ability to kill and destroy, to the extend that even foreigners come here if they want somebody removed. After all you don't have to look hard to find a killer, here we do it over a pay dispute.

  • ekke.oupa - 2012-10-08 19:10

    Limpopo = Malema, What do you expect will happen?

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-10-08 19:15

    I just don't trust this quiet Motlanthe guy. My grand use to say \Stille water deepe grond, onder draai die duiwel rond\ (Still waters run deep). Infact I trust no one in the ANC. They are all untrustworthy back stabbers who can't keep promises. To hell with all of them.

      larissa.goosen - 2012-10-08 21:03

      Neither do I...What do the used to say ... "Quiet person, is a ticking time Bomb"

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2012-10-08 19:32

    I hope and pray that Motlanthe's good swimmer coz a BIG bowl of soup awaits him when he triumphs in Mangaung. The ANCYL and Limpopo Mafia doesn't only expect him to reinstate Malema but also esponged their criminal misdemeanours as well or they'll ostracise him like Zuma. Talking bout De Javu!

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-10-08 19:56

      I agree sifiso! I think that is why he is hesitant and not pushing anything! He also has the choice to hold on as deputy for another term and then become Prez. If he directly opposes Zuma now and it backfires, Zuma will have a new deputy that will take over from him - and I HOPE it is Cyril!!

  • mxeki.maduvula - 2012-10-08 19:39

    Motlanthe malema=bomb that will destroy the youth's most dangerous enemy( unemployment)

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-10-08 19:50

    And with him we get Winnie, Malema and Fikile and Tokyo. I hope for Zuma with Cyril as deputy - we can hold on with "the devil we know" for another term as long as Cyril then takes over!

  • tabisa.ndamase.7 - 2012-10-08 19:54

    Viva Motlante viva....Limpopo = Malema

  • ignatius.ntwampe - 2012-10-08 19:59

    Is interesting how leaders in limpopo just seat and take decision not known to the branches. Democratic centralism in practice here, my branch don't have that much interest on national leadership but this.....

  • mxeki.maduvula - 2012-10-08 20:04

    Malema=ANC, DA, FF PLUS

      corrie.marell - 2012-10-08 21:42

      What ?????

      shaylene.stenger - 2012-10-09 07:51

      DA and FF don't evade the tax man like Malema or use our tax maoney for their own benefit like the ANC

  • dave.rigby.16 - 2012-10-08 20:04

    Monthlante is a pre-cursor for Malema so forget that one !

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-08 20:50

    At this point it no longer matters. It will be the same viper-filled cabinet, incompetent Premiers, wasteful MECS and overpaid mayors.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-08 21:19

    Nothing and nobody can save the ANC from itself, it is doomed regardless of who runs the show, they have begun to eat themselves. The political opera tries in vain to find itself a new soprano.

      corrie.marell - 2012-10-08 21:44

      Jesus must be coming sooner than we though !!!!

      peter.g.sibuyi - 2012-10-08 22:14

      And your point? Do u think if DA can win elections they will run this country better than the current gvm? Hertzog, DF malan, Verwoerd, Botha, they failed what do u say about them?

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-08 22:17

      What the H8ll has Jesus got to do with it.... he has gone into retirement, long time ago......has he not done enough for the human race already..... what more do people want? I think we leave the ANC to Satin.

      peter.g.sibuyi - 2012-10-08 22:23

      Glen, leave God

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-08 23:16

      At peter I doubt that the DA can do the job for the rest of your list, they were worse than the ANC....let us not even joke about them....what a waste of time these guys were for South Africa, but it does not mean we have to settle for the useless ANC..... I never brought God into the discussion, I was just informing our friend Corrie that our buddy Jesus Christ had already done what he set out to do for mankind and that was to give up his life for all those who believe in him, so how much more does everybody expect the guy to do.....I mean really now......??? Are we such hopeless sods that we need him to resurrect himself out of a well deserved retirement.....again.... for what? ...... To run South Africa? .....The World?.....for what?...... Wine and bread? Which can't even be delivered on time because our truckers arn't paid enough and are therefore on strike.... If I was Jesus I would send my Angel Satin forth to sought out this mess South Africa and the rest of the world is in..... ohhhh hold on.....I forget....God did that already...... What a bitch....

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-08 22:04

    @Temba maseko who is going to benefit u people from e nkandla...

  • shaylene.stenger - 2012-10-09 07:53

    getting rid of one man is not the solution, getting rid of the whole party is. There are plenty more corrupt individuals within the anc, not just Zuma.

  • Mkhululi Yekani - 2012-10-09 08:09

    I don't thnk dis guy wil make it, JZ wil retian his place again he has 4 province; kzn, mpumalanga, north west nd free state, wth him nd motlanthe has 3. EC and WC are not sure, who 2 vote 4.

  • Mkhululi Yekani - 2012-10-09 08:09

    I don't thnk dis guy wil make it, JZ wil retian his place again he has 4 province; kzn, mpumalanga, north west nd free state, wth him nd motlanthe has 3. EC and WC are not sure, who 2 vote 4.

  • akinlawon.aina - 2012-10-09 08:27

    The only thig that is permanent in life is CHANGE itself

  • jacob.khoza.39 - 2012-10-09 21:05

    Phosa nd mathale costs us a ward(ward 21,@makhado) to DA ..phosa told nec dat evrythng s cool coz he ws pushng hs personal agenda mangaung..look nw ward s gone to u wnt motlanthe 2 lead Anc coz juju told u to do so?.ask mbeki? any leader s supportd by limpopo(moloto) hs going to jacob zuma

  • bavuyise.ntlabati - 2012-11-17 11:43

    i think Zuma needs to be replaced,but Motlante?my vote goes to Hellen zille next time,the current government is not delivering...cant we that.

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