African National Congress (ANC) treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize has spoken out against party members who have publicly pronounced their preferred candidates ahead of the ANC national conference in 2017.
Mkhize’s name, that of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, have been in the mix for leadership positions.
Some media houses have speculated that Mkhize may be one option for Ramaphosa’s deputy if he (Ramaphosa) becomes ANC president.
Mkhize says discussions about leadership nominations have not been opened.
“I think we must allow the branches of the ANC to have their discussions, the nominations are not open. At the right time when they are open we can talk about this issue. What I think is important at this point is to ensure that this whole discourse on leadership is conducted within the norms of the organisation.”
“There are documents that guide us as to what we need to do, the documents that make sure that people must focus on the challenges the organisation is facing, quality of leadership that has to be elected and to solve a lot of challenges that the ANC is facing,” adds the ANC Treasurer-general.[Source: SABC News]