Limpopo nominates Kgalema Motlanthe

2012-12-06 12:01

Polokwane - The Limpopo ANC nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe for the ANC presidency at its provincial conference on Thursday.

Motlanthe won with 268 votes, while President Jacob Zuma secured seven.

A small group of delegates chanted in celebration: "We don't like Zuma, he fired ANCYL [ANC Youth League] president Julius Malema".

Malema hails from Seshego in Limpopo.

Current ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa was nominated for the deputy presidency and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula to take over from Gwede Mantashe as secretary general.

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale was nominated for treasurer, North West Premier Thandi Modise for national chairperson and Thenjiwe Mtintso - a former deputy secretary for the ANC - was again nominated for that position.

The media was told to leave the conference shortly after the nominations were announced.

Zuma supporters walk out

Supporters of Motlanthe started the nomination conference in Polokwane on Thursday morning, after a rival group walked out claiming bogus delegates had been deployed to vote.

Zuma supporters walked out just after 06:00 and were not participating in the nomination process to elect the preferred top six candidates.

Zuma supporters claimed the conference did not verify the credibility of delegates.

Some delegates, who did not want to be named, complained that when they went to register, they discovered that unknown delegates had signed under their names and collected accreditation.

The conference was delayed on Wednesday because of a meeting between national executive committee [NEC] members and provincial executive members over lingering disputes.

On Wednesday evening, two men were arrested when people tried to force their way into the ANC's nomination conference, Limpopo police said. The conference was postponed on Friday night when a group wearing T-shirts with President Jacob Zuma's face printed on them disrupted proceedings, forcing delegates to flee the venue, spokesperson Makonde Mathivha said at the time.

The ANC's NEC decided on Monday to allow Limpopo, along with the Western Cape more time to conclude their nomination conferences.

The Western Cape ANC also nominated Motlanthe on Thursday morning.

The official deadline for the provincial nominations was originally November 30.

The provincial nomination conference allows ANC members to nominate their preferred candidates for the party's leadership, to be elected at the national conference in Mangaung later this month.

  • brasteve.myaluze - 2012-12-06 12:10

    If the ANC can't handle their own, internal democratic process, i shudder to think of what may happen in the 2014 national elections. These blokes can't even stand each other these days

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-12-06 12:40

      Well that Ming Vase is starting to crack mighty fast ! Just watch out it doesn't fall.

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-12-06 12:15

    Bt this 270 walkout Zuma supporter they are gng to vote mangaung,so Motlhante didnt win.Zuma has 3200votes already by 8provnc excludng Limpopo supposed to be 3400votes,bt Montlhante has 900votes wit 9province

      mongwadi - 2012-12-06 12:52

      @031beefcake hahaaha, i think they are now expired

      vuyani.zondi - 2012-12-06 12:57

      You are completely lost chief remember not all delegates even where provinces has nominated zuma will vote in favour of shawara.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-12-06 12:17

    Same circus same clowns

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-12-06 12:41

      Doesn't matter whose in the seat, they're all idiots with not an ounce of grey matter between the lot of them!

  • mark.corrigan.3910 - 2012-12-06 12:31

    Well blow me down! The ANC Limpopo actually stuck to their guns, resulting in some sour Zuma grapes! Doesn't matter, though - we will be continued to be showered in corruption and misery for the next five years!

      konstabel.koekemoer - 2012-12-06 12:38

      South Africa cannot afford another term with Zuma. He and his allies will definately bankrupt South Africa within the next five years. I hope that many of the ANC members realize this and break away from the party before the 2014 general election.

  • sphala - 2012-12-06 12:32

    Re a leboga batho ba limpopo....proudly limpopian, re sa moo tia ka no confidence in Zuma le moo Gauteng together we can

      sam.ntshangase - 2012-12-06 12:41

      This does nt come with any single change,just sign off you did convene for PGC. After Mangaung Zuma will appoint a new Premier

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-12-06 12:37

    Out of all this circus, DA will be the biggest winner in Mangaung!

  • andy.mku.9 - 2012-12-06 12:40

    Kgalema Motlanthe must stand anything will be possible in mangaung

      musawakhe.ngubane - 2012-12-06 15:22

      No chief, nothing is possible except embarrassment and political suicide!

  • Ntokozoyama-Golwane Jiyane - 2012-12-06 12:41

    agha! dats Just a drop in da Ocean! ppl of Limpopo r fulfilling their personal agendas just got their eyes OFF da ball! Julius has brainwashed them.

      sam.ntshangase - 2012-12-06 12:52

      Consolation for Limp ppl,win that and bring Malema to jail

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-12-06 16:44

      @sam.ntshangase, at least Malema has His day in court.

  • richman.ndou - 2012-12-06 12:42

    Democratic process is not understood in ANC, everytime, every illegitimancies. Why send delegates instead of sending authentic paper nominations from all branches?

  • jabulani.mokomane - 2012-12-06 12:47

    Road to Mangaung!!!

  • motsarami - 2012-12-06 12:48

    Dankie batho ba gaborena kua Limpopo!!Motlanthe forward we go!!!

  • lucas.mokolo - 2012-12-06 12:52

    Firstly i personally would like to say south africa was declered a free democratic country,so a previlage to me to see membership of the african national congress elect leadership of their choice without fear.i also encourage other provinces to kno that it is not late to change their minds and choose the right leadership.they can also change it in mangaung.people are not kids to begiven sweets to take wrong direction.

      Adriano Rodrigues - 2012-12-06 13:34

      I support you! choose the right leader without fear, and accept no bribe to vote the other way! I wish everybody in SA could think like you!

  • netswera.livhuwani - 2012-12-06 12:56

    Kgalema nominated by Limpopo province Limpopo don't take nonsense this province is democratic they are not intimidated by illiterate people from the presidency

      michael.mokalanyane - 2012-12-06 13:55

      true that comrade

      jabulani.buthelezi.509 - 2012-12-06 14:12

      The strugle was foght by dedicated gallant fighters who are leading this Country now,They did not apply to join the strugle no.I think you must go to a political school. You talk like a counter revolution or a Tender club association of Limpopo.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-12-06 16:47

      Please give the same credit to Gauteng and Western Cape. Not forgetting the young once that we love and hate, ANCYL.

  • Dithabe Ryder Kau - 2012-12-06 12:57

    if voting in mangaung was open to the general public i bet u jacob zuma was going to come out of mangaung bruised cause its a given fact that the general public are interested in changing the leadership of the ruling party

  • sediko.rakolote - 2012-12-06 13:07

    Delegates who walked out from Limpopo PGC will be voting in Mangaung.

  • vuyani.zondi - 2012-12-06 13:19

    This coming elective confres will supprise many zuma supporters bcoz even where the provinces nominated zuma not all delegates will vote in favour of zuma.

      rufus.manyama - 2012-12-06 21:09

      I agee with u Mr Zondi 100%

  • Mamokwee Rathipa - 2012-12-06 13:21

    False result. JZ is the ANC president

      michael.mokalanyane - 2012-12-06 13:47

      wow! U are unbelievable, maybe u are 1 of the illiterates

      ntloko.yamazizi - 2012-12-06 13:49

      What do u like about JZ leading da country

      millicent.hlapogadi - 2012-12-06 14:42

      I can c dat u r also bilnd and stupid as zuma....u don't know waht is right or wrong

  • Mamokwee Rathipa - 2012-12-06 13:22

    how do u know?

  • ntloko.yamazizi - 2012-12-06 13:47

    Yes limpompo welldone we really need change

  • michael.jackwood - 2012-12-06 13:48

    It is obvious that something went wrong in that elective conference, i dont understand all this celebrations happening here at news24; these comments says to me that many folkes here, especially liberal minority have no clue what is happening in the ANC internal politics.

      millicent.hlapogadi - 2012-12-06 14:40

      Let me refresh your mind,only 100 holigans and the so called zuma supporters walked out of the conference n half of them are illegible to vote.

  • mikesakiosib1 - 2012-12-06 14:58

    Jz wil ANC TIL 2019 stop wasting ur anerge

  • musawakhe.ngubane - 2012-12-06 15:19

    No wonder, what do these Limpopo comrades think they are doing. By leaving out people with other opinions, they think they have won Mangaung. They are a lousy minority. They are celebrating the return of ill-disciplined Malema. This will never happen, we command the numbers. We will be having a new Premier for Limpopo. Cde Mathale is history, he is leading a faction, not a province. Sorry Soviet: Second Term is the ONLY way!

      tshepiso.mmakau - 2012-12-06 15:29

      Yaa, i rather stay with zuma than to be ruled by a small boy( juju malema), it is very clear that if motlanthe wins the presidency, malema will be making decisions him.

  • tshepiso.mmakau - 2012-12-06 15:41

    Yaa, i rather stay with zuma than to be ruled by a small boy( juju malema), it is very clear that if motlanthe wins the presidency, malema will be making decisions him.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-12-06 17:12

      Am not saying don't go with Zuma. But never underestimate the leadership of Motlanthe.

  • joseph.maluleka.18 - 2012-12-06 17:59

    The public in general are not in favour of Zuma to lead anymore as he proved that he has nothing to offer. It was a mistake that ANC decided to get him to the position he holds. One other important thing that ANC leadership need to consider is the fact that it is not only ANC branches that are going to vote in 2014; they form a small fraction. Maybe it is important for the leadership to look into this very important matter. We are not easy to fool anymore, so yo snooze, DA takes over. The fact of the matter is that Zuma is not enjoying support from the ordinary supporters of ANC on the ground; even within the leadership; which explains the reason why ANC caucus vehemently refused a proposal to have no vote of convidence debate on Zuma in parliamet. ANC parliamenterians who care for this country would have obviously voted against him.

  • rufus.manyama - 2012-12-06 21:38

    Viva Limpopo ANC viva! We need change-no 2nd term for ZOOMER! Kgalema Motlanthe will win in Mangaung.

  • Lucy Hadebe - 2012-12-10 01:22

    U wish Rufus! U can go 2 hell

  • Lucy Hadebe - 2012-12-10 01:23

    Dankie Tshepi ushayile !

  • Lucy Hadebe - 2012-12-10 01:26

    Wat change otsae de chancewena

  • Lucy Hadebe - 2012-12-10 01:29

    Kgalema will only leads Limpopo

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  • Lucy Hadebe - 2012-12-10 01:33

    Kgalema u wil be only leader in SA afta 27 yrs in jail bhuti

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