Researchers find Ramaphosa is favourite in Mpumalanga

The poll was done by etv and interviewed people in the Mpumalanga province.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is the right leader to take over from outgoing ANC leader Jacob Zuma, according to a published poll.

200 people who vote for the ANC in the province were interviewed by MarkData on behalf of etv and found that a majority of them want Ramaphosa.

MarkData says the survey was conducted between September and October 2017 and Ramaphosa was the choice in Mpumalanga and Western Cape while in KZN Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the favoured choice.

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Close to 70% of those interviewed agreed that the South African President should be jailed when asked by MarkData researchers about his relationship with the Gupta family, while 10% said No he should not.

The survey follows rumours that the Mpumalanga province will back Dlamini-Zuma in order for their own, DD Mabuza, to be the deputy.

This also comes after the Mpumalanga ANCWL a week ago pronounced Dlamini-Zuma as their favourite candidate for the ANC presidency, deputised by DD and Ace Magashule as secretary and Jessie Duarte as Magashule’s deputy.

The league also pronounced Nathi Mthethwa as their favoured candidate for the position of chairperson and Maite Nkoane-Mashabane as the treasurer.

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(With eNCA, by 013NEWS)

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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.

(edited by MLM)

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