Ramaphosa to run for ANC deputy president

2012-12-16 15:14

Bloemfontein - Businessman Cyril Ramaphosa will contest the post of deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC), a senior party official said on Sunday.

"He is running," the official told Reuters.

This adds a new element to the internal leadership contest at party's elective conference, in which President and party leader Jacob Zuma is expected to head off a challenge to his own position from Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

  • paul.ranala - 2012-12-16 15:20

    well done buffalo man

      xolanit.ntuli.9 - 2012-12-16 16:58

      I so wonder what he would have been called? had he bought an endangered pieces like rhino. He would have been called rhino soldier or rhino man, South Africans don't seize to amaze me at times.

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-12-16 15:38

    Instead 0f going to prison for killing miners he wants to be the president Zuma and Ramaposa belong to jail. The delegates should make sure that 16 august is declared a public holiday just like the Sharpville massacre

      nakezakho.mhlungwa - 2012-12-16 15:54

      Jacob Zuma belong to jail for what? U don't know what U talking about. so Shut up!

      thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-12-16 16:16

      Why did Shaik go to jail MR Nakezakhe Your answer will answer both mine and your question

  • Shamzewaduhaha - 2012-12-16 15:48

    Shout Out to branches for nominating a businessman who has shares in more than 20 companies. I mean Buffalo man.

  • fdalana - 2012-12-16 15:49

    give that man a big mac!

  • nakezakho.mhlungwa - 2012-12-16 15:49

    he does not stand a chance, as Marikana saga still surround him.

  • azizanana.ngoiepado - 2012-12-16 15:56

    a wise decision

  • Prince Kgwale - 2012-12-16 16:01

    Mr Buffalo will contest deputy presidency of ANC , His IQ is very low all intelligent and honorable men declined to be linked with a tuck shop like party

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-12-16 16:04

    Buffalo Soldier! Wont be bad if he ran our country like a business - maybe we could all own a buffalo or two? And he is more intelligent than some of the other candidates. Lets forgive him the Marikana and buffalo incidents and look at the man. His track record is not too bad - maybe he became more capitalistic but he has no corruption paper trails leading to him? Or has he? I prefer him to Tokyo - that man makes my skin crawl - I think he is an opportunist rather than a Politician!

  • Simthembile Zembe - 2012-12-16 16:09

    Let's adopt a wait and see approach.

  • Twolips - 2012-12-16 16:25

    In the early days of ANC government I used to like Cyril. Now I'm not so sure of him. He's used to the good life now and wants a ride on the gravy train, too.

  • thandanani.mabanga - 2012-12-16 16:33

    That would be very good, because for this position we expect a stable leader not a populist like Motlanthe

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-12-16 16:42

      Hehehe Motlantle a populist? What do you call Zuma Tribalist? Dictator?

  • Charles Frederik Robberts - 2012-12-16 16:33


  • Godfrey Bosso Senyatsi - 2012-12-16 16:40

    yeah Zuma's yes will b as if there is no Deputy in the country..but at least his decision to fire malema is finally paying off

  • Abram Vd Westhuizen - 2012-12-16 16:46

    Now we're talking! And KM for President!

  • andy.mku.9 - 2012-12-16 16:49

    he doesnt deserve to be a deputy president during marikana he was only worried about the profit he is making from lonmin over the workers

  • sphiwe.sibanyoni - 2012-12-16 17:12

    Corruption start with small things like, taking a Businessman to be deputy president. why can't they nominate well educated people. and why always black people only? what happened to black and white United.

  • morrisn2 - 2012-12-16 17:12

    Cyril is the man, he`s the country`s future pres after Zuma! U can bark or bickering but its the fact, he`s knowledgeable and educated too!

  • francois.j.botma - 2012-12-16 17:13

    Help me out here. Ramaphosa is one of the most influential and richest BEE business men on the continent. If he is elected to deputy president, is he going to get out of business? Is it not a conflict of interest to be at that level of politics and doing business at his level?

  • bob.bothalezi - 2012-12-16 17:14

    Good move Cyril. Something need to be done to protect your bee buisness interest.

      edward.kolobe - 2012-12-17 04:25

      cyril must go in coz kgalema is 2 slowly.

  • khumo.lebone - 2012-12-16 17:34

    Did Ramaphosa get tired of bidding for buffalos at ridiculous amounts and decided to get back to the ANC circus.

  • paul.hemming.39 - 2012-12-16 17:48

    That is good news! Cyril Ramaphosa would bring much needed strategic leadership to the government. He has a good track record in both politics and business. Remember it was Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer who were the main players in leading the negotiations from apartheid to the New South Africa, and drafting our Constitution.

  • Kwinika Masango Bush - 2012-12-16 17:51

    it wld b a BIG 'MISS TAKE' if Cyril is elected deputy . dats wen he z gonna milk SA money and pump into his biznesses . his calibre can tell, wat more do we want to kno abt him. Buffalo and Marikana are very clear indicators abt him.

  • Fundile Lallo - 2012-12-16 18:33

    Cyril withdrew his bidding for the buffalo, availed himself to appear in the Marikana commission. Cyril is an honorable, man of integrity. Thank you for availing yourself for the V-President position. You are in our prayers.

  • duncan.phopi - 2012-12-16 19:55

    dats wat he always wanted to go against his moral conduct but even if he attempt he cant or wont lead. he is a capitalist `buffalo man`.

  • solo.brandsel - 2012-12-17 04:36

    Cyril has money, he dsnt owe ppl favour

  • colin.johnson.5264382 - 2012-12-17 12:16

    Again, by selecting Ramaphosa for deputy, the ANC continues to perpetuate the appointing of individuals that have used the last 20 years to enrich themselves unjustifiably, accumulating billions of rands for themselves by keeping the majority of our people in a delusional state of belief that they represent the people and are fighting for a better life for all. Nice move by those incompetent leaders within the ANC who have showed how easy it is to destroy a once great organization.

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