SOUTH AFRICA’S ruling ANC condemned leadership slates as undemocratic yesterday, a day after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his.
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said pronouncements by unspecified “leaders” of candidate lists for next month’s ANC conference were “unacceptable.”
But Mr Mantashe was on the list Mr Ramaphosa announced at a 3,000-strong rally for his Siyavuma (We Agree) campaign for the party presidency outside Groblersdal in Limpopo province on Sunday.
He named Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor as his choice for vice-president.
The slate also included ousted KwaZulu Natal provincial premier Senzo Mchunu for secretary-general and Gauteng provincial chair Paul Mashatile — an outspoken critic of corruption-mired President Jacob Zuma — for treasurer-general.