Not a plot, it's elections - Mantashe

2011-04-12 19:40

Johannesburg - There is nothing "malicious" about campaigning for an elective conference, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday.

"I think the formal description of an elective conference as a plot is the depth of hatred for democracy," he told journalists in Johannesburg.

"I see nothing malicious about campaigning in the run up to an elective conference. It's not a plot, it's elections."

Mantashe was commenting on weekend reports that senior members of the ANC were "plotting" to oust President Jacob Zuma at the party's elective conference next year.

He denied that a meeting took place in Escourt to plan Zuma's demise saying some of those named did not even know where Escourt in KZN was.

The report fingered ANC NEC member Tokyo Sexwale and its treasurer general among others.

Mantashe quipped that the pair were "veteran plotters" but remained in the ANC.

  • Grant - 2011-04-12 19:52

    Hey Gwede, thanks for confirming the plot, sorry, I mean 'campaigning for an elective conference',

  • REVO - 2011-04-12 20:23

    Where there's smoke there's fire. VOTE DA FOR A BETTER TOMORROW!!

  • Gen - 2011-04-12 20:31

    .....and some of the "plotters" did'nt know where Escourt is. They must be teachers in the new government.

  • Reality - 2011-04-12 20:49

    Disingenius Mr Mantashe, once again, swallow a nail and excrete a screw. Must I spell it out for you? Certain people are plotting to do what needs to be done to ensure that Zuma is not elected again at next year's elective conference. Got it, or must I state it again?

  • Derek Gerber - 2011-04-12 20:59

    In the words of various ANC officials, including Mr Mantashe - Too early to campaign .. No plot ... I did not attend any meeting We are all behind Zuma ... we are not divided ... at war with ourselves ... We worked hard to get Zuma in, why would we plot against him The timing of revealing the plot is suspicious And Now ... The ultimate! There is no plot, we are just campaigning! No wonder we are in so much s..t!

  • - 2011-04-13 07:35

    Hey, Montoosie. Lets do an IQ test on you, because I think you are realy dumb.

  • sekunjalo1 - 2011-04-14 14:54

    What they did to Thabo has come to them, Karma will always catches up with someone who have done wrong to someone. What goes around comrades will always come around. But we will not tolerate people who are jack of trades,they with Thabo now with Zuma and now want to be who so ever, the likes of Yengeni, Hadebe, Phoswa, Zweli etc.

  • 50something - 2011-04-14 17:08

    "... some of those named did not even know where Escourt in KZN was". By his own admittance, ANC members are stupid.

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