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Makhura distances himself from ‘Ramaphosa slate’ list

Gauteng ANC spokesperson Nkenke Kekana says that Gauteng Premier David Makhura will not allow his name to be used to sow divisions.

FILE: Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has distanced himself from a list that was published in the New Age newspaper on Tuesday morning suggesting he would be the next secretary general of the party if Cyril Ramaphosa takes over as party president.

In the article, the paper mentions a slate for the party's elective conference purportedly from the deputy president’s camp, with Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize as his deputy.

The party is due to elect its new leader later this year.

Over the weekend, President Jacob Zuma used the January 8 statement to speak out against slates and factionalism.

Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson Nkenke Kekana says Makhura will not allow his name to be used to sow divisions.

“Those who are coming up with slates are really malicious and have ill intentions, they’re not talking about uniting the part.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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