Dlamini-Zuma victorious in KwaZulu-Natal
It took a whole day of marathon processes but at the end Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma emerged as the preferred presidential candidate with 433 nominations beating her closest archrival Cyril Ramaphosa by a huge margin.
Ramaphosa was nominated by 193 branches.
Dlamini-Zuma’s slate will not be entirely pleased with the numbers as it showed Ramaphosa had made good inroads in KwaZulu-Natal.
Mpumalanga ANC chairperson David Mabuza was nominated by 434 branches for the position of deputy president having beaten ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize at 59 and Naledi Pandor at 53.
For the position of national chairperson‚ Nathi Mthethwa was nominated 358 branches‚ beating current ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe‚ who was nominated by 190 branches.
For the position of secretary-general Free State chairperson‚ Ace Magashule was nominated by 410 braches. Senzo Mchunu was nominated by 190.
Deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte was nominated by 357 branches to Zingiswa Losi’s 111.
Nomvula Mokonyane was nominated by 289 branches to Paul Mashatile’s 188 for the position of treasurer-general.