It's official, the Free State is the first province to back Dlamini-Zuma

It's official, the Free State is the first province to back Dlamini-Zuma

The ANC branches in the Free State recently announced that they are backing Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to be elected as president in the upcoming elective conference.

It's official, the Free State is the first province to back Dlamini-Zuma

The Free State is the first major province that announced their support for the female politician.

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If Dlamini-Zuma, who was nominated by the province contentious Provincial General Council, won she would be the party’s and the country’s first female president.

Also included in the province’s slate:

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza as deputy president

Nathi Mthethwa as National Chairperson

Ace Magashule as Secretary General

Jessie Duarte as deputy Secretary General

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as Treasurer General.

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The province’s slate resembles that of the ANCWL and the ANC Youth League.

News24 reported that Premier Ace Magashule, who is named as secretary-general on the province’s slate, refused to disclose the exact amount of nominates each candidate received.

However, Briefly.co.za gathered that according to two insiders Dlamini-Zuma won 209 nominations, while Ramaphosa received a mere 44.

For deputy president, Mabuza won with 204 votes to the 28 received of Lindiwe Sisulu.

The exact number will according to Magashule be made public at a later stage.

The provinces that are yet to announce their slates, have until Sunday to finalise presidential nominations.

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Source: Politics.briefly.co.za

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