for subscribers

Six candidates in race to succeed Zuma - Mantashe

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
President Jacob Zuma (Jaco Marais, Die Burger)
President Jacob Zuma (Jaco Marais, Die Burger)

Johannesburg - Six candidates are bidding to succeed Jacob Zuma as the leader of the African National Congress next year as the ruling party starts the process this weekend to choose its next president, according its secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

“There’s six people who have raised their hand that they want to be president” of the party, Mantashe, 61, said in an interview on Thursday at Bloomberg’s Johannesburg office. “What we have agreed on is that there must a debate openly.”

READ: Should South Africa offer Zuma an amnesty deal? Why it’s a very bad idea – expert insights

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
ZAR/USD
17.04
(-0.38)
ZAR/GBP
21.81
(-0.11)
ZAR/EUR
19.90
(-0.12)
ZAR/AUD
12.03
(-0.12)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-1.12)
Gold
1860.65
(+0.03)
Silver
22.87
(+0.11)
Platinum
844.51
(+0.50)
Brent Crude
42.23
(-0.12)
Palladium
2207.00
(+0.59)
All Share
53587.11
(-1.22)
Top 40
49547.74
(-1.16)
Financial 15
9401.28
(-1.95)
Industrial 25
72949.70
(-1.72)
Resource 10
53453.42
(-0.10)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
Do you think it was a good idea for the government to approach the IMF for a $4.3 billion loan to fight Covid-19?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes. We need the money.
11% - 1368 votes
It depends on how the funds are used.
73% - 8867 votes
No. We should have gotten the loan elsewhere.
16% - 1959 votes
Vote