Mangaung Update: Motlanthe Nominated for ANC President in Limpopo and the Western Cape
Kgalema Motlanthe supporters are speaking out and calling for change after Motlanthe was nominated for the position of ANC president in Limpopo and the Western Cape this week. The Mail & Guardian reported on the nomination, which forms the lead up to the ANC electoral conference in Manguang from 16-20 December.
Mandy Rossouw, author of Mangaung: Kings and Kingmakers, has previously explained how the party processes work and how the smaller provinces, like the Western Cape, can impact the outcome. The Mail & Guardian has also detailed the allegations made by Motlanthe supporters of irregularities in the voting process in various regions.
The Motlanthe faction was invigorated on Thursday after he was nominated by Limpopo and the Western Cape for the position of president. He was also nominated for the post by Gauteng and the ANC Youth League.
In Limpopo, Motlanthe received 268 votes; President Jacob Zuma got only seven. But the margin was narrow in the Western Cape: Motlanthe got 99 votes and Zuma 90.