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House of deputy: Inside the scramble to be the ANC's number two

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Mmamoloko Kubayi, Ronald Lamola, Paul Mashatile.
Mmamoloko Kubayi, Ronald Lamola, Paul Mashatile.

The scramble for the ANC's deputy president position appears to be in full force with at least six party leaders making a play ahead of the opening of nomination processes in the first week of September.

Out of the six people raising their hands, three appear to be real contenders who claim to have made inroads when it comes to support bases.

Paul Mashatile is dubbed the frontrunner, with sustained support from party structures that include those who support a second term for President Cyril Ramaphosa and those who don't. 

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