Nathi Mthethwa denies leadership bid

2012-02-26 20:01

Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has denied rumours that he is being lobbied for the position of ANC secretary general, the Sunday Times reported.

KwaZulu-Natal is said to be lobbying for Mthethwa's election to the top post, the weekly reported.

Gwede Mantashe is currently ANC secretary general.

But in an interview with the weekly, Mthethwa denied that there were moves to replace Mantashe.

He said he was not power-hungry.

"Cadres of the ANC do not wish for positions. It's the movement that says... who are the best capable leaders."

Mthethwa is regarded as one of the leading campaigners for President Jacob Zuma's re-election, according to the weekly.

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-02-26 20:17

    That long river again.

      Francois - 2012-02-26 23:28

      Does tee ANC have anything to say who the president of the country appoints as ministers? If it does, then the ANC does not choose the best capable leaders as we have a long list of incompetents, including Mthetwa himself. If it does not why does Zuma go on a rant that the courts must listend to the executive as the executive (hence ANC leaders) was appointed by the people and therefore has a more serious mandate. Thus I think that there is a contradiction in Mtetwa's comment. Either way, I think the ANC must via firstly with better education teach the people of South Africa to have an independent mind that they can apply so that they can choose better leaders and secondly once these leaders are in cabinet tell them that they are now ministers of the WHOLE SA and not for their own pockets or own clique - thus Nathi to take it to you, get the rapist of underage girls into jail, get the corrupt, even if it includes Zuma and Mbeki to court and protect the farmers - black and white without fear or favour.

  • kgomotso.radise - 2012-02-26 20:20

    Maybe its an MP culture to deny everything even if warning signs were given

      John - 2012-02-26 22:46

      Cadres of the ANC do not wish for A SPECIFIC position as long a HIGH rank position is available. "It's the movement that says"....agree. That movement is more about OUR TRUSTED PEOPLE than SKILLED PEOPLE. We all know that any job first is advertised within the company, but change the water in the fish tank first. Rubbing the botom of the tank with mop doesn't make the water cleaner. Cleanest water is the new water. The fresh water. From all your muti and HTH we not have only an irritated eyes.

  • Kusleg - 2012-02-26 20:32

    Who cares who they appoint as who ever..its their party mos.

  • William - 2012-02-26 20:43


      John - 2012-02-26 22:50

      "It's the movement that says"....if he is tasked to be a Minister of Sport, duty cals. It's the movement...

  • Max - 2012-02-26 21:24

    If the current leaders are the "best capable leaders" that the ANC movement has to offer, this country is doomed. This inability of the ANC to govern the country is not a black, white issue it is an issue of the ANC being corrupt to the core. In my working environment there are plenty highly qualified, professional black people that can govern this country with their eyes closed. It is time the eyes of the majority are opened to the fact that it solely the ANC that is keeping us from progress in this country.

      pastor.k.malebe - 2012-02-26 21:56

      I dont agree with you sir but anyway is your opinion...

      David Mabaso - 2012-02-26 22:26

      Max i cannot agree with you more on that one... we need leaders who will keep the best interests of the SA community @ heart. Skills,Skills and more Skills

      Barry - 2012-02-27 08:43

      As does Max, I believe that there are many black, well educated and fully competant people that are fit to fill the positions currently occupied by defaulters. The ANC environment during the struggle was unhealthy, dishonest and deceitful and downright crooked. All these "qualities" are alive and well. The surprising thing is that these traits are so open and blatent. This being the case why are the public not seeing this or are these traits not recognised for what they are?

  • TSEPOD - 2012-02-26 22:03

    nathi is a xtra deciplened comrade!

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-02-26 22:34

      Did you have the same english teacher?

  • Masocha Nthane - 2012-02-27 08:55

    CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY!!!! Whats next after leadership battles CIVIL WAR???

  • Danny - 2012-05-31 10:53

    Nathi Mtethwa,when all the farmers who tilled and toiled to harvest our fertile land ,leave the country in large numbers there will be no-one to feed the hungry,so maybe won't be a bad idea for you to resign and still not be ashamed for covering up all the corruption within the police force.See if you can replace your post with someone who is not corrupt,you still have a chance to iron out all the corruption and lead by setting a good example for other officers to follow.

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