Themba Sgudla believes Mandla Ndlovu wants to be elected in a “factional way”

He says other people should just go and look for employment – ANC positions cannot serve as their source of income forever.


PRET leader Themba ‘Masofa’ Sgudla has ripped into the campaign that wants Mandla Ndlovu as the next chairman of the Mpumalanga ANC, calling it a campaign of a “caste of friends”.

He said he doesn’t understand how come Ndlovu “endorses himself” for the position of ANC provincial chairman.

Campaigns to take ANC deputy president DD Mabuzas position have already started in the province – with a score of contestants vying for the seat.

Ndlovu’s supporters wants him to leave the position of provincial secretary and become the new chair when a special elective congress is held in April 2018 to fill vacant posts created by the partys December elective conference.

They also want Speedy Mashilo, the current chair of Nkangala, as deputy chair and Pat Ngomane to be the new secretary.

“Mandla Ndlovu was elected the secretary by conference. Very strange now that he wants to be chairperson,” Sgudla said over the weekend.



“Who wants him as chair? Which branches are those? See that’s where the problem starts. He is endorsing himself or it’s his caste of friends that wants him,” Sgudla said.

“We won’t support Ndlovu, clearly he wants to be elected in a factional way. This thing must end in the ANC. Factions, factions, everyday,” he said.

On Saturday, a campaign to have Mbombela speaker Mandla Msibi take the hotly contested seat was launched by PRET while ANC national chair Gwede Mantashe was delivering the January 8 statement at the Elukwatini stadium.

Themba Sgudla believes Mandla Ndlovu wants to be elected in a "factional way"

(edited by MLM)

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