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‘Unity’ top five emerges at ANC Gauteng conference as Lesufi takes top post

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The newly elected prime 5 of the ANC in Gauteng.

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  • Panyaza Lesufi secured the provincial chairperson place on the ANC’s Gauteng convention.
  • The convention was divided into two factions – these supporting Lesufi and people behind his rival Lebogang Maile.
  • The competition between the 2 males was shut, however girls delegates emerged as the most important winners of the convention.

Following a divisive provincial convention, the Gauteng ANC emerged with a combined bag of leaders representing each factions that backed Lebogang Maile and Panyaza Lesufi.

Lesufi was elected by a slim margin on the convention on Monday morning.

The brand new chairperson of the ANC in Gauteng obtained 575 votes in comparison with Maile’s 543.

The shut victory margin resembled the scenes in 2018, when Lesufi gained the deputy chairperson place in opposition to Maile.

Regardless of his incapacity to clinch the management place, Maile’s “Adiwele” slate emerged amongst these elected together with Lesufi.

The ANC in Ekurhuleni was the most important winner, with the area securing the Gauteng secretary place after the election of Thembinkosi Nciza.

Nciza beat his rival, Sedibeng regional chief Thulani Kunene, by securing 534 votes, in comparison with Kunene’s 525. Former ANC provincial secretary Jacob Khawe solely managed 56 votes.

Nciza’s deputy is Tasneem Motara, additionally from Ekurhuleni.

Lesufi had a strong gender combine in his contestation slate.

Three girls shaped a part of the brand new management, with Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko elected as Lesufi’s deputy.

Morokane Mosupyoe, whose identify was raised from the ground by these backing Lesufi, was elected treasurer.

Ladies delegates have been visibly happy with the end result of three girls taking on positions within the province’s prime 5. They took to the convention flooring, ululating and gesturing to the quantity three to have fun the ladies who had been elected.

The election of three girls is a primary for the ANC in provincial conferences this 12 months.

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The ANC Gauteng convention, which started on Thursday, concluded on Monday morning with no wrap of its official programme.

No provincial government committee officers have been elected, and solely nominations have been taken after the election of officers.

A provincial common council might be held on 2 July, when the election of PEC members is predicted.

The convention noticed huge delays as delegates couldn’t agree on the adoption of credentials.

Unresolved disputes and the debacle of 19 “quarantined” votes from Ekurhuleni dominated the convention’s agenda.


Panyaza Lesufi and ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile on the ANC provincial convention.

News24 ZIntle Mahlati, News24

Voting happened on Sunday afternoon and delegates waited according to baggage in hand because the convention dragged on into Monday morning.

Some delegates have been pissed off about the place they’d sleep.

A pissed off delegate informed the leaders:

It’s important to hate your self to like the ANC.

A delay to the election of the province’s PEC means the Ekurhuleni matter will stay unresolved till the election happens.

The ANC nationwide government committee (NEC) has tasked the brand new PEC with guaranteeing that the Ekurhuleni matter is resolved.

It was anticipated that the identical 19 votes quarantined on the area’s convention in Could can be put aside on the provincial convention.

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