No one assured of second term - Phosa

2012-09-27 09:45

Johannesburg - ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa said no one in the ANC was assured of serving a second term, according to a report on Thursday.

The Sowetan reported that Phosa was apparently making a veiled attack on President Jacob Zuma, who hopes to remain at the helm of the party after its congress in Mangaung, in December.

"None of us must be promised a second term," Phosa was quoted as saying.

"Comrades must assess each leader on the basis of performance. Comrades must assess the collective and branches will decide who the next leadership will be."

Phosa was speaking at a dinner in Limpopo to raise funds for the construction of Peter Mokaba House, in honour of the late African National Congress Youth League president.

Phosa said ANC leaders should not wait for elections in 2014 to confront problems, but must rather communicate now and confess failures.

"We must not wait for them [ANC supporters] to burn tyres and march against us. Let's not wait for them to complain... we must confront the reality."

  • mark.singh.9889 - 2012-09-27 09:58

    "Comrades must assess each leader on the basis of performance" No one in the ANC can claim to be performing, hence they must all step down and make way for a new leadership.

  • osmaseko - 2012-09-27 10:00

    Why dont you run for Presidency Mr Phosa?

      smalefane - 2012-09-27 10:15

      Phosa for President? You obviously know nothing about the ANC.

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-09-27 10:25

      Methinks that they have all lost the plot!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lwazi.zibi.7 - 2012-09-27 10:01

    This guys like talking in circles... Just come out and say it... "Mr Zuma your behind will not be the president of this country come December"... Stop playing with words... They were very clear when it was Mr Mbeki...

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-27 10:02

    Phosa, the straight talker! Preach!!!

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-09-27 10:02

    All very well said Mr. Phosa,but is your remarks really going to be heard or adhered to.In all probabilaty it is once again only talk without implementation.

  • maggsnaidu - 2012-09-27 10:04

    Hmmm! Professor Zuma, the spear of our nation, is no longer available to serve a second term - the UN needs him to shape education across the globe. He did a darn good job with SA's "moral rejuvenation". And he also fixed up our judiciary, especially with appointing Moegeng-squared for 10 years!

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-09-27 10:30

      Yup, the warrior who will solve all the world's problems. Take heed all countries, here comes Wake-up Jacob, our singing President. Did you hear that? (Sorry, I farted.)

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-09-27 10:04

    Define what a good Leader is please Phosa? You? Do you think you will still be able to hold on to the ANC purse strings come Manguang? Or are you hoping that they would judge you on past experiences as well.... LIKE Chancellor House... hmmmm?????

  • sthembiso.jali.58 - 2012-09-27 10:08

    that goes without saying mr Phosa. There is no such thing as a second term in the Anc. Zuma should learn from the mistake made Mbeki and spare himself a futher humiliation.

      smalefane - 2012-09-27 10:18

      Mbeki wanted third term.

  • mastersvoice - 2012-09-27 10:34

    The ANC replaced a semi-competent President (Mbeki) with a completely incompetent one (Zuma). As a political party, the ANC has failed South Africa and although Mr Phosa's words sound nice, the ANC have a history of placing incompetent people into leadership positions. The ANC has simply failed to make the transition from a liberation organization to a political party. If South Africa were a true democracy (not Zuma's version of it mind you), then the ANC will be replaced at the next election, because it has failed to deliver on just about every election promise.

      mazandie.mente - 2012-10-01 14:44

      I so wish Mr Mbeki can come back this thng of Zuma is not wrking 4 us

  • sphala - 2012-09-27 10:46

    I quote: we must not wait for them (ANC Supporters or all South African citizen) to burn tires and march against us, let's not wait for them to complain...we must confront the reality, absolutely TRUE....enough said Phosa, reality....He talks about Service of delivery, General interest, Socio-Economic, Patriotism among the youth, Unity and Peace.

  • majaheni.magagula - 2012-09-27 10:51

    The thing is our democracy will never be stable until we get strong opposition to the ANC. The ANC has become so complacent in that its members can afford to engage in fighting for lucrative positions, backstabbing or a whole lot of activities which benefit them as individuals. No body gives a damn about the people. We need a strong opposition which will ensure that no political party is sure of winning the general elections.

  • ndlovuvincent - 2012-09-27 11:03

    Phosa,your words do not need further explanation as it is clear that u are not happy with JZ's perofrmance,as most of us are not.I would be more than happy if u also tell the nation that u also do not posses the qualities of a presidential candidate,as u failed while u were a Premier in Mpumalanga.U must also tell them that none of the names put forward to lead the country after 2014,has the capacity to lead our country.Mangaung is not going to offer us good rewards as u are after a better position should Motlante win.U must also bear in your mind that JZ resarructed your political career and u must know u will always be used by others who are better than u to achieve their ambitions.U will never be the president of this country no matter how hard u try my comrade,u will always be used as a stepping ladder by others to reach their destinies.If u were a true comrade to JZ,u would have raised those issues in the ANC meeting,and avoid showing us the cracks within the party.The ANC has fed a lot of snakes like u,who have grown to be vernomous and useless when called to act.The party requires renewal but people like u must stand aside as they have lost vision of the party and all that it stands for.Corruption,fraud,nepotitism and nepotism must be rooted out first and then that economic freedom will then be discussed by all,not few people in ANC.

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-09-27 11:28

    Your utterance remains a well said view my leader. Viva

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-27 11:33

    Mr Phosa,if thats the case,im sure the ANC has many highly credible canditates including you.

  • desmond.drake.1 - 2012-09-27 11:40

    What is the snake up to ?

  • morwawaga.selebi - 2012-09-27 11:45

    phosa, u failed mpumalanga as premier, we can replace zuma but not with failures like u

  • morwawaga.selebi - 2012-09-27 11:45

    phosa, u failed mpumalanga as premier, we can replace zuma but not with failures like u

  • Stephen Radebe - 2012-09-27 11:48

    The thing is our democracy will never be stable until we get strong opposition to the AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS the AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS has become so complacent in that its members can afford to engage in fighting for lucrative position, backstabbing or a whole lot of activities which benefits them.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-27 13:53

    The reality and what we desire is sometimes worlds apart.The minorities c any1 who suggest credible ANC leadership as some1 whos anti white.not the case.Thats the reality,ANC is inevitably going to get majority vote.So it wud be better for all parties concerned to have a proper governance in the ANC.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-27 14:04

    In a tug a war if both sides pull too hard,the rope breaks.

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