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KZN delegates at ANC voting polls

Delegates from KwaZulu-Natal, the largest contingent, are currently voting for the Top Six at the African National Congress (ANC) national elective congress at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg. The delegates from Gauteng, the Eastern Cape and Limpopo still have to vote. The North West delegates were the last provincial group to[…]

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Why Zweli Mkhize declined deputy ANC president nomination

Outgoing ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize turned down nomination for the position of party deputy president after striking a deal with Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza‚ sources said. Mkhize stunned ANC conference delegates when he took to the podium in Nasrec on Sunday night to withdraw his candidature at the eleventh[…]

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ANC’s splitting heirs, says analysts

As African National Congress delegates gather this week to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, they face a challenge that is threatening to overshadow the contest: to stop the party from splitting.The likelihood of a break-up is probably the biggest in the ANC’s 105-year-old history, especially if[…]

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Should it be CR or NDZ? What ANC leaders say

Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has criticised ANC presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa for being two-faced towards President Jacob Zuma and warns that there is “danger” about him. “I sit with them [Ramaphosa and Zuma] in the national executive committee (NEC), national working committee (NWC) and Cabinet and you see them[…]

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Ramaphosa has edge over Dlamini-Zuma

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa won endorsement from most African National Congress branches to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ruling party leader, giving him an edge — but not a guarantee of victory — in this month’s election. Ramaphosa was nominated for the presidency of the ANC by 1,862 branches, while[…]

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Cape ANCYL decides on Dlamini-Zuma

The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has thrown its weight behind Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their presidential candidate to take over from President Jacob Zuma. The ANCYL also wants Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza to be her deputy, Free State premier Ace Magashule to be ANC secretary-general and ministers Nathi[…]

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Nkosazana paves the way for Zuma’s exit

The return of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to Parliament leaves the door open for President Jacob Zuma to make an early exit from government once his successor has been elected at the ANC’s elective conference in December, party insiders say. Dlamini-Zuma is expected to be appointed to Cabinet in what would be[…]

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Death threats, court case mark battle for ANC

Death threats and court challenges mark an intensifying battle for control of the African National Congress (ANC) as factions fight it out in provinces before the party elects a new leader to replace Jacob Zuma. In the region with the most ANC members, KwaZulu-Natal, the high court is expected to[…]

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Sisulu says fixing the ANC will be difficult

ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu says that it will take a long time to return the ANC to its former character. Having accepted the Eastern Cape ANC Women’s League’s nomination to run for the ANC presidency, Sisulu said on Saturday:“I’ve been crucified for a long time and I have put[…]

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Let’s protect ANC members under attack: Dlamini-Zuma

African National Congress (ANC) NEC member Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says if members of the party continue to be attacked by the opposition, members of the party should protect them. Dlamini-Zuma was speaking at an ANC Cadres briefing in Sasolburg in the Free State. She says this is not the first time[…]

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