Sasekani: ANC’s “unique PGC” part of Mabuza’s “visionary leadership”

The ANC in the Mpumalanga province has promised they will as well visit the other provinces to continue with their campaign for unity.

The ANC has described its Mpumalanga general council as “unique” and “a resounding success” after leaders from four provinces pitched up to speak unity.

North West chairman Supra Mahumapelo, Free State’s Ace Magashule, Gauteng’s Paul Mashatile and KZN’s Willies Mchunu attended the PGC at the Mbombela stadium on Saturday.

All the leaders agreed that there should not be a “winner takes all” when the the ANC convenes a 54th congress and they all agreed that there will have to be “a collective of officials that is uncontested”, and that delegates across the country will have to agree amongst themselves on the officials.

ANCWL deputy president Serofa Ntombela as well as MKMVA deputy president Tailor Ntsimbini and the ANCYL’s Desmond Moela also spoke at this special provincial general council – with the SACP, COSATU and SANCO giving messages of support.

Close to 8 000 members attended the political gathering at a tent erected next to the Mbombela stadium.

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Spokeswoman Sasekani Manzini said the PGC giving Mashatile, Magashule, Mahumapelo and Willies Mchunu the platform to speak follows a resolution they took months ago “to perform all that is humanly possible to unite the ANC”.

“This unique PGC sat as a result of the visionary leadership of the provincial executive committee, as led by Chairperson Comrade DD Mabuza, which has in the recent past taken a resolution to perform all that is humanly possible to unite the ANC  and make it a stronger and more efficient tool of liberation in the hands of the oppressed,” she said.

“Speakers urged ANC members and structures to unite our organisation both in speech and deeds,” Manzini said

“It encouraged our members to see the 54th National Conference as a platform to unite the ANC and not see it as an end in itself,” she said.

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Maine says reports of ANCYL ditching Mabuza ‘not true’

Oros says a decision to have DD as candidate for the deputy president position is an NEC decision.

ANCYL leader Collen Maine has quashed reports that the league wants to remove Premier David Mabuza from the Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma slate, saying an NEC meeting is responsible for such decision.

“We didn’t have an NEC meeting, so I don’t know where that comes from,” Maine told the 013NEWS reporter on the sidelines of the ANC policy conference in Nasrec, Soweto.

“We still support comrade DD,” he said.

This follows a press statement making the rounds on the social networks that the league will remove Mabuza from the Premier League slate.

Mlondolozi Mkhize, the league’s national spokesman, said he saw the statement but then “that’s fake news things, it’s not our statement that one”.

The Sowetan reported that the league ‘confirmed’ they will ditch Mabuza but Mkhize told 013NEWS that this is still “fake news”.

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The Premier League, comprised of North West, Mpumalanga, Free State and KZN, wants Dlamini-Zuma to succeed President Jacob Zuma and Mabuza to succeed deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

The ANC in KZN is reported to be having negotiations with other provinces for Ramaphosa to remain the deputy president of the ANC in a slate that wants Dlamini-Zuma as the president.

The Premier League also wants Free State ANC leader Ace Magashule to take over as the party’s secretary-general.

“There has not been another NEC meeting discussing removing comrade DD because that can only be taken by the NEC of the ANCYL.

“We are still standing by the list we have pronounced and when there are engagements we will go back to the NEC but now there are no engagements,” Maine said.

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Mabuza is deputy president in circulating Premier League list, Magashule is secretary

The list is doing the rounds on social networks.

A list bearing the top 6 officials who ought to be elected when the ANC convenes its 54th national congress has emerged on social networks, placing Premier Mabuza as deputy president and Free State ANC leader Ace Magashule as secretary.

The list has been doing the rounds on social networks since the week began.

It wants former AU chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to be the President, deputised by Mabuza, and national deputy secretary Jessie Duarte to retain her post, this time deputising Magashule.

The list also wants NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu to emerge as the chairwoman of the ANC, replacing National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete.

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It lists Roy Moodley as the preferred candidate to take over from Zweli Mkhize as the national treasurer of the ANC.

Moodley, a businessman, is with the ANC in Umhlanga, eThekwini.

The ANC national congress in December 2017 may see Dlamini-Zuma and current deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa taking each other head-on for the party’s number one job.

Ramaphosa has the backing of Cosatu and has been endorsed by the ANC in the Northern Cape, while Dlamini-Zuma is backed by ANCWL, ANCYL and the Premier League, which comprises of provincial leaders – Mpumalanga, North West, Free State as well as KZN.

Recently SANCO endorsed Ramaphosa to take over as the president of the ANC.

Mabuza is deputy president in circulating Premier League list, Magashule is secretary

The list circulating on social media.

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