Gauteng ANC won't change leadership choice
The ANC in Gauteng and KZN are not seeing eye-to-eye on who should lead the party after Mangaung.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng will not negotiate on its leadership choice for the ruling party's December elective conference in Mangaung, ANC provincial secretary David Makhura revealed on Wednesday.
He confirmed that names were exchanged at a meeting with the KwaZulu-Natal ANC, but neither province changed their preference.
In the early rounds of the ANC leadership nomination, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal failed to agree on who should lead the party after the conference.
Makhura said a meeting with KwaZulu-Natal was held to talk about leadership, and it emerged that the two provinces seemed to agree on policy matters.
However, the Guateng ANC wants Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to become party leader, while President Jacob Zuma's home province backs him for a second term.
Some 900 delegates from KwaZulu-Natal will be sent to the December conference, while Gauteng will send 500 representatives.