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