ANC in Free State to nominate presidential candidate

ANC in Free State to nominate presidential candidate

ANC in Free State to nominate presidential candidate

The governing party is gearing up for its national congress next month where President Jacob Zuma’s successor will be elected.

President Jacob Zuma (back centre) hosted a meeting of the ANC’s top leadership candidates, namely Zweli Mkhize, Cyril Ramaphosa, Mathews Phosa, Jeff Radebe, Lindiwe Sisulu, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and Baleka Mbete on 23 November 2017. Picture: MyANC/Facebook

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) in the Free State will on Tuesday hold a provincial general council (PGC) to nominate its preferred presidential candidate.

The governing party is gearing up for its national congress next month where President Jacob Zuma’s successor will be elected.

So far, only the Northern Cape and the Western Cape have held their provincial general councils.

While both provinces have nominated Cyril Ramaphosa, the Free State is expected to choose his rival Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

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During the PGC, the party’s electoral commission will open envelopes with nominations from branches and then the congress will consolidate them.

It’s unclear why the provincial party chose to go against secretary-general Gwede Mantashe’s directive to hold the council together with its elective conference later this week.

Mantashe said last week that holding the gatherings separately would be a waste of resources and energy.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

Source: EWN

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