- Zweli Mkhize has been working consistently to spread his election promises
- The treasurer-general has been pushing for radical economic transformation
- He has pleaded with delegates not to sell their votes reminding them that the ANC is not for sale
Zweli Mkhize, ANC treasurer-general and presidential hopeful, has been working hard spreading his campaign promise of unity in the party and achieving radical economic transformation.
Briefly.co.za learned that Mhize rose to the position of treasurer-general at the last ANC elective conference in Mangaung in 2014. This elective conference the stakes are much higher as Mkhize aims for the highest office in the party.
He was elevated to treasurer-general with the support of the KwaZulu-Natal branches, this year he is relying on their support again. During the branch general meetings, Mkhize received 6 nominations which are dwarfed in comparison to the 433 Knosazana Dlamini-Zuma received and still far from Cyril Ramaphosa's 193 nominations according to timeslive.co.za.
Mkhize reminded the delegates that this elective conference was not so much who would lead the ANC but about retaining power in the general elections in 2019.
Whoever leads the ANC in the next general elections will determine if they keep their majority in Parliament.
Mkhize positions himself outside of any particular faction, saying that he is neither pro nor anti-Jacob Zuma. He does support the concept of radical economic transformation which has been a strong campaign promise of Dlamini-Zuma.
He stressed that the next leader of the ANC must understand that they lead on behalf of the people and not themselves. He warned that if the ANC lost power in the next general election than the country will not achieve a better tomorrow.
The presidential hopeful pleaded with delegates not to sell their vote and that the ANC is not for sale.
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