Gwede Mantashe

State capture investigation: ‘Kill Zuma’s deal’

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe allegedly “pleaded” with Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema to help him scupper President Jacob Zuma’s Gupta-linked nuclear plans when they met to discuss post-municipal election coalitions. In a recorded interview, conducted under oath with then public protector Thuli Madonsela concerning her probe into state[…]

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Mantashe, Duarte move to end tension

The ANC’s top leadership moved to defuse tensions in the party’s parliamentary caucus this week, after ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu’s call for the national executive committee (NEC) to step down caused disquiet in some quarters. Four ANC sources in Parliament independently told City Press that the party’s secretary-general, Gwede[…]

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DA wants to protect IEC from ‘bullying’

DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Sunday pledged to help the IEC cope with the ANC’s alleged “bullying” following this year’s local government elections. He would ask to meet Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) leaders to address these threats, he said in a statement. He wanted to help ensure the[…]

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We need to relook at the PR system: Mantashe

While the ANC is not crying foul about the results of last week’s local government elections, it wanted a better understanding of why things turned out the way they did, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday. The party would discuss the proportional representation system during its NEC meeting in[…]

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Fransman claims ANC factions out to stop him

Troubled ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman is fighting for his political survival as he takes on the ANC for entertaining “factional politics to neutralise him” in the local government elections campaign. ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said this week Fransman will face the party’s national disciplinary committee after a recommendation[…]

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SABC censored ANC too – Gwede Mantashe

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe claims the ANC has also been a victim of censorship at the SABC. “We are saying the SABC sometimes censors us as the ANC and nobody speaks. It doesn’t report on our activities and yet nobody comments. Censorship is a bad thing generally,” Mantashe told[…]

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Mantashe – ANC losing supporters’ confidence

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has lost some supporters’ confidence and could totally lose them if it does not deal with discontent with President Jacob Zuma, an ANC official said on Sunday. The ANC has been in damage control mode since the country’s highest court ruled that Zuma failed[…]

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Zuma not obliged to address students: Mantashe

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says President Jacob Zuma was not obliged to address university students who had gathered at the Union Buildings on Friday. “There was no rally convened by President Zuma today,” Mantashe told broadcaster eNCA. “President Zuma convened a meeting of vice-chancellors and leaders of students councils[…]

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