Western Cape ANC backs Kgalema Motlanthe

2012-12-06 07:04

Cape Town - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has been chosen as the Western Cape ANC nominee for party president, provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile said on Thursday.

Motlanthe won by a small margin, receiving 99 votes to President Jacob Zuma's 90.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula was endorsed for the position of secretary general with 96 delegates supporting him against current SG Gwede Mantashe's 85.

A revote was called for after nominees for the positions of deputy president, deputy secretary, chairperson and treasurer general failed to get an outright majority.

Delegates were gathered at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where the provincial general council started at 16:00 on Wednesday.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-12-06 07:08

    That's nice. As long as the majority of the Western Cape backs the DA. Viva TRUE Democracy, Viva!!!

  • eland.snitbul - 2012-12-06 07:18

    Great, let's hope Limpopo does the same.. but I've heard on the news most provinces backed JZ already?

      Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-12-06 08:00

      Zuma got 2700 votes overall whle Montlhante got 700 votes,with limpopo outstanding,and Motlhante won 2 provinces and by small margin were it 50/50

  • Johnson - 2012-12-06 07:29

    The point is ? The ANC leadership is full of people looking to support their own ideals and aspirations rather than leading the country to serve the interest of the electorate

      konstabel.koekemoer - 2012-12-06 08:29

      If the vote for a president was actually extended to all people in South Africa I wonder who would come out tops ... I'm sure that even a significant portion of ANC supporters are unhappy with Zuma. The problem is that many of the delegates voting here are benefitting from the corruption and chaos created under Zuma.

      maroba - 2012-12-06 09:37

      @Koekemoer onething I can tell you is that the Majority is fed-up with the so-called elite leaders with thier self interest in protecting thier positions, many of them are smarter than Mr Zuma but many still believe that Mr Zuma is popular among the People of SA but a rather big suprise awaits them 2014, People are indeed fed up with this self-portrait leadership.

      p.borchard - 2012-12-06 12:58

      Konstabel, I am with you on this. Maybe News24 could run an opinion poll with a number of options.

  • shaheen.moolla - 2012-12-06 07:30

    What an incredible farce! Motlanthe has not even indicated that he is running for the presidency of the ANC. What a coward! No one in the ANC can publicly explain why they voted for Zuma or for Motlanthe. Zuma is a policy and leadership vacuum - a black hole that just sucks up every bit of tax rand there is. Motlanthe is a nobody. he has no views; no policy; no ideas. Who is his ventriloquist? These voting conferences are like voting for dolls who exist merely on a t-shirt or poster. They are too weak and incompetent to stand up and say vote for me because I stand for the following. (I accept that they in all honesty could not because for Zuma to be honest he have to say that his sole policy is to steal as much money as possible to pay for Nkandla, his 6 wives and girlfriends, his extended family and his 20 plus children).

      rob.gunning.1 - 2012-12-06 08:20

      6 wives, 4 girlfriends

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-12-06 09:49

      "Motlanthe is a nobody. he has no views; no policy; no ideas" - For a moment there I could have sworn you were talking about JZ.

  • corrupt.anc.3 - 2012-12-06 07:30

    Am I the only person in South Africa who really does not care about who is supported by which portion of the ANC? I am bored reading that the Youth League supports X, the Women's League support Y, the veterans support this one, Limpopo that one... it's ridiculous. All I care about is who is finally chosen to lead the party, finished and klaar.

  • david.mnyungula - 2012-12-06 07:32

    unlike other province they support Zuma 4 funy, nothing bt 4 gud dencing n just 4 high class corruption n free corruption

      rob.gunning.1 - 2012-12-06 08:07

      Reading this gave me a headache

      Thilivhali Fitzgerald - 2012-12-06 09:03

      then go get panado rob for your stupid head

      maroba - 2012-12-06 09:44

      spot-on Sir but they rather undermined the people's ability to use thier common sense, Zuma has no dignity, let the ANC delegates support him but the People of SA will not make that mistake twice I am almost sure of that.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-12-06 09:50


  • rob.gunning.1 - 2012-12-06 08:05

    I owe someone R50

  • ben.nel2 - 2012-12-06 08:25

    Rather choose Mr Hobson

  • ntobeko.nyawose.7 - 2012-12-06 08:29

    Viva JZ Zuma Viva! 90/99 Our good president stands a very good chance. If you can’t beat him join him.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-06 08:42

      What's so good about him?

      grant.logan.94 - 2012-12-06 08:58

      In afrikaans we have a saying "soort soek soort" @ ntobeko. And your president is anything but "good". Claiming hundreds of million rands for himself while the very people who voted for him goes hungry. Where is this better life for all that was promised??? ANC stay out of MY province.

      wanda.mgoqi - 2012-12-06 14:13

      we are tired of these tenderprenueurs!baphinde msholozi

  • thulani.sparks - 2012-12-06 08:41

    99\90 is not a huge margin

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-12-06 08:45

    Jz wil win election if u understand politic very well u c dat 90 and 99 de iz no much difference unlike at north west when zuma got 164 and motlante got 14 u c de iz a big difference so people accept zuma iz going to b elected again

  • maqhinga.mchunu - 2012-12-06 08:52

    These Western Cape nomination results speak volumes about who will lead the country! Nobody other than JGZ!

  • sam.ntshangase - 2012-12-06 09:07

    Mathematicaly Kgalema must withdraw

      maroba - 2012-12-06 09:50

      The people's voice shall prevail.... Zuma will be the president of the ANC delegates but Kgalema will be the president of the people.

  • wandile.ncobela.3 - 2012-12-06 09:17

    The best way of removing some one who leads ANC is to affiliate with ANC and make your voice heards, otherwise if u are oppsition, unfortunately you can't dictate us what to do. We remain loyal to our current leadership because of many valuable reason 1 They act accordingly in disciplinary against Malema who he thought he is greater than anybody else. 2 Secondly we have seen the current leadership want to engage themselve in political debates without having to insult or draw bad image against their oppsition. 3 under the this political organisation we have seen people exercising their right without fear or any torture. We can hear every being able to criticise if he/she feel government officials are corrupt, then under our democracy we have seen the appointment of public protector, in which during the whites supremacy all that i mentioned above was only in their favour, 4 we have seen black owned company as well get their fare share through procurements system, of which before everything was run by whites only, 5 now you can see a white man in a public transport while before they all get benefit and manage to get their own transport. 6 Before we were not given any right to oppose the likes of verwoed or de klerk, but now we can raise our views or criticise or even vote out the leadership if we feel they are not deliver. People of this country pls dn't be overshadowed by the minority, bcos they still want to reinstate apartheid. one cn b used, but dn't 4get where we cum from.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-12-06 09:57

    It matters not that various provinces are backing Mothlante, JZ has the upper hand at Manguang wichever way you look at it. Even though the ballots at the conference are supposed to be secret, it is unlikely that the current Pro-Zuma camp will vote against him in secret simply because they know that if they do they will stand to be "redeployed" (a quaint term used when the ANC want to ve someone from a post) Think about it, if you are a Zuma ally, you have too much to lose if he doesn't get voted back in. Remember, politicians are only there to feather their own nests and not to look after the well being of their country!

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-06 12:29

    ABZ led by juju will rejoice after Mangaung!

  • adriaanlouistheron - 2012-12-06 14:09

    Any chance that someone will provide us with the nominees for all 6 positions for the Western Cape. Bad reporting!

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