Mandla Ndlovu laughs off rumour his branch voted CR

He said he saw a Facebook post making the rounds of the list of anti-CR leaders whose branches nominated CR.

Mpumalanga ANC secretary Mandla Ndlovu has laughed off rumours claiming his branch nominated Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ndlovu on Friday said he shares the same branch as Bohlabela ANC secretary Follas Sibuyi in Thulamahashi and that this branch nominated ‘Unity’ – meaning they didn’t put anybody’s name on the nomination forms.

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“I saw the list and I’m there. That’s a lie. My branch voted unity,” he said.

“Let them carry on with their malicious lies. It’s fine, everyone knows we voted unity,” said Ndlovu.

He added that his branch was the largest and will send six delegates to the congress and “I can give you all their numbers now”.

The branch of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who contests Ramaphosa for the ANC presidency, nominated Ramaphosa as well as that of Kebby Maphatsoe, the leader of the MKMVA, a supporter of NDZ.

Ndlovu said it’s a lie that his was one of those branches in NDZ circles that nominated CR.

Mpumalanga is expected to pronounce Dlamini-Zuma as their preferred candidate for the position of ANC president during a provincial general council to sit next week Friday.

“It will be a meeting where we will consolidate nominations,” Ndlovu said on Friday afternoon.

(edited by MLM)

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