Jacob Zuma’s criminal status key for ANC rules

If corruption charges against Jacob Zuma were to be re-enrolled, a fraught responsibility would fall on ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. Under the ANC’s constitution, the party’s secretary general “may suspend” a member or office bearer indicted to appear in a court if that seems necessary — “on the authority of” the party’s national executive […]
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State vs ANC: Sylvia Lucas could face disciplinary action over reshuffle

Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas is digging in her heels in defence of her provincial Cabinet reshuffle as the newly elected ANC leadership considers disciplinary action against her. National officials are urging the warring factions to settle their dispute. The tension between the Lucas faction, aligned to ANC president Jacob Zuma, and the Zamani Saul […]
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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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Cyril Ramaphosa’s leaked emails: Echoes of apartheid-era dirty tricks

A routine smear. This is the view of the overwhelming majority of commentators and analysts about last weekend’s “revelations” in the Sunday Independent that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was a serial womaniser. The commentariat can expect more such smears. They will come against more than one candidate running for the presidency of the governing ANC […]
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ANC has ordered Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the Eskom board to rescind Brian Molefe’s return.

“We met with Lynne Brown and all of us present said ‘comrades, that decision must be rescinded’,” ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. The party’s top six summoned Brown to Luthuli House on Monday. He said the party warned that the matter was likely to end up in court. The DA approached the high court in […]
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