ANC branch says Zuma's nomination was flawed
An ANC branch in Ekurhuleni has lodged a complaint with the Gauteng provincial leadership after a chaotic meeting that saw President Jacob Zuma nominated to retain his post as the party's head.
Ward 46 branch chairman Mazengelonke Mdingi said the general meeting, which was held at the Thuto Lesedi Secondary School in Vosloorus, had continued despite complaints that it didn't quorate.
He said out of the fewer that 71 members who voted a majority were Zuma supporters.
The members also chose Cyril Ramaphosa as Zuma's deputy, Gwede Mantashe to retain his position as secretary-general and Jesse Duarte as his deputy. Baleka Mbete was retained in her positions as chairwoman, while National Planning Commission Minister Trevor Manuel was nominated to replace Mathews Phosa as treasurer. Mdingi, along with other members including an official who works in Phosa's office, Bobo Mokoena, branch secretary Bongani Kraai and his deputy Thunyiswa Kuntana, said they delivered their individual complaints to Gauteng provincial secretary David Makhura yesterday, protesting the outcome.
In it they appeal to Makhura to declare the entire process invalid and to set a new date for fresh nominations. They also want the province to send its own deployees.
But Makhura's office could not confirm this, saying complaints would normally have to go through the regional executive committee.