KZN ANC nominates Dlamini-Zuma for party president

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with his boss President Jacob Zuma

Mpumalanga ANC chairperson David Mabuza was nominated by 434 branches for the position of deputy president having beaten ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize at 59 and Naledi Pandor at 53.

The Youth League says the branches of the ANC did not reject Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Limpopo will hold its provincial general council on Monday in Polokwane.

Dlamini Zuma received 433 votes while Cyril Ramaphosa received 193 votes.

Their preferred Deputy President candidate is Lindiwe Sisulu, who received 189 nominations.

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has chosen Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as the preferred candidate.

For the position of national chairperson, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa took 358 nominations, while secretary general Gwede Mantashe took 190.

The deputy president now sits on 1865 nominations as opposed to the 1437 garnered by the former African Union Commission chairperson. Mpumalanga, which will send the second-most delegates to the elective conference and announced its tallies on Friday, is keeping its options open about who it will back, with nearly half of its branches declining to name their candidate yet.

However, many were shocked when they realised that Ramaphosa had more support than they had anticipated.

Under the stewardship of chairman Sihle Zikalala, the province has not been shy in voicing its support for Dlamini-Zuma.

The road to the ANC conference has been littered with legal battles from disputes over the mandate of provincial leadership structures to threats of going to court over the constitution of Branch General Meetings.

The national executive committee will also sign off on reports expected to be tabled at the elective conference. "We must never be exhausted to work for unity no matter the circumstances", he said.

Each of the league will send 60 delegates to the conference.



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