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Lindiwe Sisulu starts bid to lead ruling ANC

Accepting the nomination of some the ANC’s branches to lead the ruling party.

South Africa’s human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu accepted the nomination of some African National Congress (ANC) branches to lead the ruling party, she told local media.

Sisulu, a veteran cabinet minister and a member of a family that along with the Mandelas were among the most prominent in the struggle against apartheid, joins a crowded race to succeed scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma as ANC leader in December.

At least six branches of the ANC have nominated Sisulu as leader and she has publicly accepted, the state broadcaster SABC reported.

“I have agreed,” Sisulu told the eNCA news channel in an interview on Sunday, adding that she had a daunting task ahead to return the “dignity” of the ruling party and securing a majority in the 2019 general election.

Sisulu and the ANC could not be reached for comment.

Zuma’s government has been dogged by allegations of corruption and influence peddling and media reports about a trove of leaked emails has heaped pressure on him to allow a judicial commission to investigate graft claims.

Members of the ANC have pushed for the president to step down as have alliance partners trade union federation Cosatu and the South African Communist Party (SACP).

Zuma has denied wrongdoing.

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.

The SACP at the weekend said it was mulling contesting the next general election on its own – a first for the party, whose leaders have been included in ANC-led cabinets since the end of white minority rule in 1994.


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Lindiwe Sisulu has been on the political scene since the year dot. In all this time she has not made any significant landmark achievement that people can say WOW! She was a failed Defense Minister, in Human settlements, she has little that can be attributed to her score card. No, she does not deserve the top job.

Whatever makes her think she is suddenly good enough to be the President?

She was very unconvincing in the interview I witnessed on television. Almost as if she doesn’t want to run but someone has persuaded her otherwise. Then again when compared to Zuma just about everyone looks like a worthy candidate. South Africa cannot afford a another Presidential debacle like Zuma because we risk becoming a wasteland if Government and governance does not improve.

The question I have is when are all these jokes and Jokesters going to get out of the way, and ANC will list a serious can-didate. The next thing, I know ANC MPs will be submitting a motion to field the Gupta-Brothers and their gofer aka Duduzane Zuma for President! Stop playing people. Eish, man. Aikho le ndaba.

Nah, no way, lol, this lady will not lead ANC I assure you, no one has confidence in her, even herself,even the ANC. She weak. This is a joke.

This lady is bad news, met her once and boy she does not like whites, probably still has a chip on her shoulder due to her ancestory

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