Limpopo MEC for local government and housing Maite Nkoana-Mashabane yesterday denied that she wanted to contest the ANC's provincial chairmanship.
Her denial follows a document leaked to Sowetan in which she was earmarked for the next provincial chairman, putting her in line to become the next premier.
The province is to hold its conference in July.
Nkoana-Mashabane said: "I have no knowledge of what Sowetan's article was on about. At no stage was I approached to contest the chairmanship of the ANC. I've never campaigned for any position in the ANC."
Nkoana-Mashabane is also an ANC NEC and national working committee member .