Ramaphosa takes an early lead as ANC branches cast their vote

Of the 1 138 ANC branches (out of a total of about 3 800 branches in good standing) that had held their branch general meetings (BGMs) by Thursday, 768 nominated Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president Jacob Zuma’s successor and 360 nominated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. All other presidential hopefuls — Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, ANC treasurer general Zweli […]
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Sihle Zikalala: Apartheid legacy at the root of KZN killings

ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Sihle Zikalala has told the Moerane Commission into the killing of political office bearers that apartheid-era operatives must share responsibility for the current wave of political killings in the province. Zikalala, who is set to address to commission again on Friday, has argued that many of the killings are a result of […]
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Mantashe has every right to back Ramaphosa for president

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has defended secretary general Gwede Mantashe’s right to pronounce on his preferred candidate for the party’s next president. Mantashe nailed his colours to the mast this weekend while speaking at two events in Limpopo, which was also simultaneously tweeted. He said the ANC “will never elect a woman President”, but […]
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