Motlanthe urged to challenge Zuma

2012-11-04 21:14

Johannesburg - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is being urged to challenge President Jacob Zuma for the leadership of the ANC, The Sunday Independent has reported.

The paper said several ANC leaders had called on Motlanthe to get off the fence and actively compete against Zuma.

Motlanthe has not announced his candidacy for the ANC's top spot, which will be decided at the party's conference in late December.

A new biography of Motlanthe indicates he has the credibility to lead the party, but may not have the aggressive political instincts needed to unseat Zuma.

The ANC's leader will be the party's candidate for president in the 2014 national election.

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-11-04 21:23

    JUMP !!!! Motlanthe.....jump lol ...(not in this life I fear.) LQQK down >>> at the distance its not too bad.....DO something, we cannot go on the way were are now. Todays nonsense in KZN is the end. End the mayhem PLEASE!!!!!

      art5SA - 2012-11-05 04:24

      What no one understands is the FACT that Zuma, Motlanthe Mantashe etc are just PUPPETS.... They are controlled by their CHINESE MASTERS... All the ANC leaders have a CHINAMAN'S FINGER UP THEIR RESPECTIVE BUTTS!

  • vandross.ntshegi - 2012-11-04 21:24

    I think this guy will make very little difference if any

      wwrer.ww - 2012-11-04 21:41

      Zuma is very tribalistic and as long as his faction and his communist friends are re-elected, he cares about nothing else.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 22:01

      Oh no, you guys are wrong. He will make a big difference. He will be corrupt in a more fashionable manner.

      art5SA - 2012-11-05 09:42

      If Motlanthe gets in Malema WILL RETURN.... and SA will continue it's DOWNHILL SPIRAL! If Zuma remains.... SA will continue it's DOWNHILL SPIRAL.... EITHER WAY SA IS SCREWED!

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-11-05 13:13

      you cant keep changing the president & hope that the problems will magically vanish, the ANC is the problem & it has no real leaders, the solution lies in a strong, honest, capable opposition that can take over from these useless fools.

  • kyle.r.lottering - 2012-11-04 21:32

    how about we get someone else who is not the ANC to challenge? ANC is full of hate and fighting, like children. Look how much they hate Zille? Its ridiculous how rude and childish they are. I say f em. Why the hell not. How can we move forward when most of the country is as uneducated as the ruling party.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 22:03

      FFS convince Thuli to run for president. She's already proved she has what it takes.

      suzette.fortuin - 2012-11-04 23:25

      Zille hate the fact that blacks is ruling, thats a fact my dear. So f u too!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-05 00:32

      F'off Suz.

      parys.fotograaf - 2012-11-05 08:04

      The other Mbeki brother?? Yes absolutely.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-05 11:42

      Suzette.fortuin. Do you need to spread your lack of manners here?

  • masta.pilusa - 2012-11-04 21:33

    Zuma must finish his story with 2tm...

      wwrer.ww - 2012-11-04 21:43

      I wouldn't be surprised if he tried to run for a lifetime. He seems that type of guy.

      ec.van.niekerk - 2012-11-04 22:24

      Dear Sir, what an education!! Being the prez of a country is a STORY? Really? That explains it all ... no accounting for stupidity!!!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-05 00:35

      Ta daa daaaaaaa! Soap opera music. Enter the main dude. Flicks hair. Says nothing of importance. Chick swoons. Some other chick swears to poison her. A guy tries his luck. There is a duel. Someone dies. Nobody knows who. Tune in next week, when all the rest of the people don't give a flying F about your comment either.

      parys.fotograaf - 2012-11-05 08:05

      Simply put, NO, the country cannot afford to have him for even one more day as every day he in effect robs our future generations.

  • Swapie - 2012-11-04 21:34


      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-05 00:38

      Draad word swaaaaaar.

  • morne.demeillon - 2012-11-04 21:35

    Very few worthy people in the ANC and not JZ or KM is one of them.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-05 00:41

      Not sure, I was scuba diving the other day and I'm pretty sure I came across some great arguments from plankton under a rock about 12 meters under water. They had the same arguement as most politicians, and with all my underwater gear it also sounded like BLAAH BLAH BLAH BLAAAH BLAH BLAH.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-05 00:42

      My bad. More bubble under water, more blah blah blah upstairs.

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-05 08:25


  • sphala - 2012-11-04 21:44

    Yes....Matlanthe for President, is the man, you go Sir!!!

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-04 22:15

      A man backing Malema, speaks volumes of himself!

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-11-05 16:46

      @ISO, where and when did you hear him saying He is backing Malema?

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-04 21:48

    Motlante is 2 smart 2 subject himself 4 public scrutiny. Unleash malema he doesn't give a f** who says what !

      jaded.oldfart - 2012-11-04 21:54

      you are right. he also doesn'tgive a f*** about you, or the country, or the people, or the real world, or poverty, or jobs, or anything except enriching himself and his buddies.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 22:04

      Yah he only loves the sound of his own voice.

      sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-04 22:14

      @ jaded. maybe. but we all kno zuma doesn't give a f** about tax payers. sa politics doesn't need softies like motlante. zille has more ballz than him.

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-11-04 21:51

    It makes no difference --The one ANC Cadre is as useless as the next. The only solution is the DA --WAKE UP VOTERS .

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 22:09

      Although the DA has kept their nose clean they haven't addressed the needs of the poor - and yes I am a DA supporter - mainly because they don't steal and waste money. Although they've made good progress with keeping the DA province running there are a lot of black horses chomping at the bit, and the DA better start showing some resolve before it's too late. There are too many poor areas in the WC with problems that could be solved or appeased quite easily if it weren't for red tape and political bull.

      brian.exmachina - 2012-11-04 22:50

      "they haven't addressed the needs of the poor" Hugh, just remember that the DA don't have the resources available to them that the ANC has. They have done a lot more for the poor than the ANC with the very limited resources they have at their disposal. DA run municipalities keep receiving clean audits and win international awards. They can't really do more than that with what they have. The only way to uplift the poor is to get the DA into national power so they can stop the waste of billions and not hundreds of thousands. If those billions are redirected to where it is needed I'm sure you'll see a giant improvement in a matter of years.

      suzette.fortuin - 2012-11-04 23:21

      Ok u want to c apartheid rule in this country again, coz its precisely what the DA stands 4!

      art5SA - 2012-11-05 04:20

      Someone in the ANC told Suzie that... and SHE NOW LIVES BY THAT IDIOTIC MOTTO! SAD!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-05 11:48

      Suzzete Fortuin, not only do you lack manners you lack brainpower too. Since when is the DA proposing re-introducing apartheid? Stop listening to your ANC clowns. After Zille visited England the ANC in the Cape want to know if she went to ask for British help to overthrow the government. Ms. Lynne Browne asked this question and still expected an answer too. Do you listen to such idiots?.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-11-05 13:19

      @suzette, where have you been, apartheid is already ruling this country, the ANC apartheid, Zuma is using the state assets to enforce his way while he starts to spend tax payers money on his houses & wives, Mugabe started like this & when he has full state control over the country, he will become a full blown dictator. The DA is the exact opposite to apartheid, but you seem to have your mind made up.

  • edwin.morena.3 - 2012-11-04 21:56

    Nah! This mister lacks de will, de mojo u know, 2 take Zum Zum out. Even he, wont bring changes 4 de masses. Lets 4get abt African National Criminals ppl nd put fresh ppl in the cockpit.

  • raymond.sebeela - 2012-11-04 21:57

    I think I know what this man is doing, he is saying I will be the President but don't want the popular politics to put me there because this is what is binging Zuma down, if I become a leader I won't be a populist.

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-04 21:57

    I really wish the ANC gets it's house in order. It is the only parth that is able to govern this country. If the ANC can get it right. this will really become the best country in the world!

  • mosamedi.ephraim - 2012-11-04 22:00

    He is a disciplined cadre of the movement and he knows nominations are done by branches and not by media forums and analysts so he will wait for the internal processes to finalised then he will respond.

  • Debbie du Plessis - 2012-11-04 22:05

    unseat zuma for heavens sake!

  • Debbie du Plessis - 2012-11-04 22:06

    unseat zuma for heavens sake then zille can take the national elections!

  • jacoists - 2012-11-04 22:16

    I bet that those who urged mr Motlanthe are Youth League involveds as mr Motlanthe has indicated a few weeks ago that Malema never should have been dismissed. \r\nDo you really want Motlanthe in that seat if the possibility exists that Malema might become a minister in Parliament? Do you want this Mugabe driven freak to have our country nose dive just like his idol did to Zim? \r\nThink again.

  • guruswiz - 2012-11-04 22:20

    I'm very sad about Zuma, they said u're corruption now. We wanna u as second term but u're bad leader, then why? We decide give up on u. We give Motlanthe chance for president in future. #Very deep hurt about Zuma#

  • thabi.seletisha - 2012-11-04 22:25

    How about trevor Manuel I believ hs capable oF bringing unity, ANC need to change a face, Zuma s not a leader

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-05 11:50

      Thabi.seletisha, Trevor Manual is a coloured thus not eligible to lead the ANC, Blacks only.

  • Billy - 2012-11-04 22:39

    if you havent done it by now, youre not the right person for the job..

  • doreen.nokwanda - 2012-11-04 23:09

    True nthabi,i also think trevor can do an outstanding job as a leader of the country.unlik ds hooligans tag team partners

  • Grannatjie - 2012-11-04 23:24

    Motlanthe has been there, done that and got the presidential pension. Why would he bother? Why would he risk losing the deputy president's position? Surely not for the sake of saving this once-glorious organisation.

  • Sithembele Kholiwe - 2012-11-04 23:51

    black south african lets wake up nw da Anc will never b wht it was b4, its time fo change lets vote da opposition, Viva Zille

      thabani.alfred - 2012-11-05 00:01

      Udakwimpela wena usungavotela abelungu!!!uphindele encindezelweni?

      thulanit3 - 2012-11-05 01:10

      We Sthe, i'l never do that, 'let a sleeping dog lie', whites are hypocrites and 'wolfes in a sheep skin',,,dont be deceived by their overnight tender love and care! Go through their comments and see if u cannot sense a deep-sitted hatred. Wake up my sis, history tells it all! They havent changed an inch!

      nkanyiso.shandu.9 - 2012-11-05 05:20

      Udakiwe ke wena msunu ka Zille. How old r U Nja???

      Zinhle Manzini - 2012-11-05 05:46

      Sthe angimazi ohlanya ukudlula wena!

      Tankiso TK Nyathi - 2012-11-05 06:46

      Dr Motlanthe he is a fright......good people why we still vote ANC?....why we still vote for corrupt people?ANC leaderships lost its ability to provide direction to South Africa.

      nhlaka.m.kunene - 2012-11-05 08:21

      uyahlanya coconut

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-05 11:53

      Thulani3, You only know whites in your mind. Short minded people think they know others while they don't. Stop thinking nonsense and get educated. The only hypocrite here is you.

  • thabani.alfred - 2012-11-05 00:13

    Cdr motlante comes in package of malema who wl turn SA into a banana republic n he won't be able to stand hs ground on him like zuma coz he is too rather da devil I know.m 4Zuma!!

  • newbornr - 2012-11-05 00:35

    Would you rather have a majority organisation thats corrupt and only interested in the gravy train or a minority thats interested in fair, transparant opportunities for all ?

  • richard.scully2 - 2012-11-05 05:05

    He is too scared..besides he is just as thieving and corrupt as Zuma...the ANC must go

  • richard.scully2 - 2012-11-05 05:06

    He is too scared, besides he is just as thieving and corrupt as Zuma..the ANC must go

      Sakhiwo - 2012-11-05 05:35

      No,he's not scared more than that i think its bcoz he is already tasting that president's salary without much responsibilities

  • barry.pointeer - 2012-11-05 05:21

    get rid of this idiot-- nationalization here we come- oh and dont forget that he also said that Malema should never have been kicked out of the youth league..

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-11-05 05:23

    His quietness for me is a worrying factor.

  • archie.mooki - 2012-11-05 06:00

    Kgalema , come out of the CLOSET!!!!!!!

  • Juerine Waterboer - 2012-11-05 06:38

    Trevor Manuel for president....fair and straight forward.....and he has a head for numbers, knows how to work with tax payers money the right way and not for stupid things like his fifty weddings and a home stead for his fifty wives

  • Tankiso TK Nyathi - 2012-11-05 06:59

    I agree with you Nthabi.....those people do for themselves...they are corrupt qha....I think Trevor he can be a good leader.

  • tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-05 07:32

    Barack Obama for President in SA. O no sorry he is not BEE compliant. Sorry Mr Obama you are not good enough for us, you have a white mother. Youre not Black enough. Just as silly as it might sound, that is the truth.

  • asdhasgd - 2012-11-05 07:45

    This will make you think who will contest Matlanthe after his time is up? The ANC just recycles presidents, they dont find anyone new to add life or inspiration to the party. Their an old party with old values with old traditions with old ways of thinking.

  • alaina.robbertse - 2012-11-05 07:46

    Go stay at animal farm.You can pick up a good challenge there.Take suma as your pet turtle with you.

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-11-05 08:00

    I hope for the sake of the country that Zuma is removed, dragged to court to have his day. Mr.M should really do what is right for the country and not just the ANC elite.

  • Sonnyboy Maluleke - 2012-11-05 08:44

    Go Mr. Motlante your my branch leader no fear, stood up for it. 100% Motlante support.

  • Petro Hlatshwayo - 2012-11-05 08:53

    wat difference is it gonna make, there r some ministers in the ANC who can do a better job, who hv bn doing good in their jobs, Nkosazana, Trevor etc, after Zuma we'll hv Motlante, Sexwale, Phosa, Ramaphosa and on and on and on, nothing is gonna change, we need something new, and to those talking abt colonialism, seriously, u must hv went as far as grade 8, in this age, and wat abt whites in the Anc to those who say whites will never rule, this country needs leaders nt comrades!

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-11-05 09:23


  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2012-11-05 09:27

    Heaven help us. motlanthe is an even bigger racist than zuma.

  • musawakhe.ngubane - 2012-11-05 10:40

    Comrade Kgalema will not contest Zuma, he understands very well what it means to commit political suicide. So, all this "Motlante for President" will never materialise, there is no content. May be my cde Tokyo will try his luck, but our mandate for Mangaung is clear: Zuma for Second Term! All ANC members in good standing qualify to be elected, but be warned against scoring a political own goal. May be my former cde (Malema) will try a shot, NO, he's not a member of the ANC. I am just warning my young comrades who are dreaming about leadership changes which will never come, to behave. After Mangaung we are cleaning up, we want to get rid of rotten potatoes in our beloved movement.

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-05 11:29

    Please let it be someone who THINKS before they speak, is able to read without finding it necessary to lick their lips and shift their spectacles after each clearing of the throat. Someone who doesn't contradict himself in the next statement made and then blame the media for "misquoting him"! Someone with INTEGRITY NEEDS TO STAND AGAINST MR ZUMA!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-05 11:39

    What good will that do us?. Mothlante is a dear man but not a shark.

  • eben.klerk - 2012-11-05 11:48

    Judging from all the comments News 24 is surely not a preferred site for ANC supporters. Where are the millions of ANC suporters then?

      musawakhe.ngubane - 2012-11-05 11:54

      You idiot! This site is for white racists like you. Our people don't have the comfort of computers and internet. Next time you are going to fool yourself that because it's most of your on this site, you are going to win the elections. Idiot! I just never dream to be white!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-05 12:01

      Musawakhe.ngubane. Who are you to call someone idiot?. You are not exactly the brightest star in heaven either.

  • joyce.beeton - 2012-11-05 20:11

    Anybody is better than JZ. My German Shepherd would make a better President. She is loyal, she is protective, she is proud and above all, she keeps me safe!!!

  • themba.mthembu - 2012-11-06 11:32

    ANC RULE,opposition parties oppose,it is their strongest point.

  • bigboy.mothbi - 2012-11-06 22:34

    I don't see him standing against President Zuma!

  • theo.betya.9 - 2012-11-08 08:21

    Mamphela Ramphele should be the president of this country....Zuma and Motlante are working togthr now as president and deputy....if Montlante was that good, was he not going to influence the changes behind the ANC...(you dont need to be in the fore front for u to bring about change). many of our leaders are too scared to speak out, either they have to be loyal to the party or have to enjoy the benefits that comes with your shutting of your mouth....standing to be corrected here with my views!

  • abrammothothi.mamabolo - 2012-11-09 13:18

    Julius malema for president

  • neo.gaoshebe - 2012-11-09 19:56

    Motlanthe is just a coward, it makes you wonder how he manage his household cause clearly he doesnt have that aggressive instinct. Malema has the right tools but lack timing ohhh and his arrogancy is just what Motlanthe lack .

  • matsutle.aphane - 2012-11-12 12:05

    Have we learned anything from the Americans???