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Compiling ANC's list of candidates was a ‘painstaking process’: Mantashe

By Sapa | Jan 28, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 53 ]

Compiling the ANC's list of candidates for Parliament and the legislatures was a painstaking process, party Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday.

"It is not a question of leadership locking themselves in a room... we go through a painstaking process," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

"The conference was the culmination of a massive exercise in participatory democracy involving ANC members in thousands of branches throughout the country over a number of months."

Mantashe was briefing the media after the African National Congress's national executive committee's two-day lekgotla and its list conference which were held in Pretoria at the weekend.

Mantashe held up two books which he said had the names of the party's candidates. However these lists were not distributed to the media.

However, he did confirm that President Jacob Zuma was number one on the list followed by party deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Mantashe said the list had been sent to the national list committee to check it.

"The national list committee doesn't just rubber-stamp what's brought to it," he said.

He said the ANC would release the list after it had registered it with the Independent Electoral Commission.


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Zuma puppet mantashe

Jan 28, 2014 1:39 | 0 replies


Basically a process of figuring out who is corrupt enough to tow the party line.....

Jan 28, 2014 1:41 | 0 replies


Is Thabo Mbeki on that list?

Jan 28, 2014 1:41 | 1 replies


You can ask that again

Jan 28, 2014 2:5 | 0 replies


However, he did confirm that President Jacob Zuma was number one on the list followed by party deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Mantashe and other ANC morons must be fired for supporting corrupt zuma

Jan 28, 2014 1:43 | 0 replies


I so hope you lose, because I dont know why this clinging onto power by pensioners is doing any service to the ANC. ITS TIME TO GO AND RETIRE, AND LET THE YOUNGSTERS CRACK THE WHIP, FOR F**K'S SAKE!!!!

Jan 28, 2014 1:43 | 0 replies


How many criminals??? Or ones with pending charges?. How many who are there to serve the people first? Thats all I want to know. Not your failed processes papa

Jan 28, 2014 1:51 | 0 replies


ANC candidate list, full of convicted criminals, fraudsters, tenderpreneurs and thieves.

Jan 28, 2014 1:51 | 1 replies


DA lists is full of racists who still have verwoed mentality.

Jan 28, 2014 5:2 | 0 replies


The ANC has lost the plot with blacks

Jan 28, 2014 1:52 | 0 replies


I can believe that it can be a painstaking exercise trying to decide which crook to choose and which mafiaosi to exclude. There are no surprises or disappointments with the list. We all knew it was going to be like a who's who of mafias, thugs, thieves, rapists and other criminals of various persuasions.

Jan 28, 2014 1:56 | 0 replies


The list of corruption. I can see why it's such a painstaking process.

Jan 28, 2014 1:59 | 0 replies


@Mckena The ANC has lost the plot with blacks .............................. You'll be surprised how many people are still going to vote for them more especially the one's who protest every fortnight...

Jan 28, 2014 2:0 | 1 replies


Just dont understand this Sheep Mentality they have. These poeple take the SA Citizens for granted. They force us to pay for almost eveything then they expect us to vote. Even if their list is 10 A4 pages long I wont vote for the ANC. Not in its currenct nor future state.

Jan 28, 2014 2:13 | 0 replies