South African Minister Lindiwe Sisulu accepts ANC president nomination

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 17, 2017

ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu has today publicly accepted calls to avail herself for the governing party's top job.

Several ANC Women's League regions in the Eastern Cape have endorsed Sisulu, saying she has the experience to be the next party leader.

With campaigning yet to start, Zuma has openly backed former African Union president Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to whom he had once been married, while Cosatu and the SACP have voiced support for deputy-president Cyril Ramaphosa.

"I am tempted to cynically add that we now have a fourth, that of the privileged and protected Saxonwold plunderers of the resources of our land", Phosa said according to TimesLive. After thinking it through, she said she came to the conclusion that "if all of us believe the ANC is in a bad space, there ought to be people who are. available to help in whichever way".

"If you desire me to lead, I need an assurance from that we will travel this road together".

"I think it would be odd if I was to reject a nomination by branches of the ANC, by delegates of the ANC", she said.

Among them was the #FeesMustFall activist Mcebo Dlamini who told the gathering Sisulu was the "credible leader fit enough" to lead the ANC.

The ANC's elective conference will take place in December where the incumbent president, Zuma, will conclude his term and hand over the reigns to the next party president.

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