Analyst: Ramaphosa nomination a reward

Cyril Ramaphosa has the opportunity to return to politics on the back of handling the Malema issue.

Businessman and ANC NEC chairman Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Sapa

JOHANNESBURG - Political analyst Protas Madlala on Monday said businessman Cyril Ramaphosa's nomination for the position of ANC Deputy President was his reward for 'politically killing' expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

Ramaphosa rejected the young firebrand politicians appeal on his charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute.

Madlala said, "This the nomination has to do with him handling the Malema issue."

Madlala said this might be the opportunity Ramaphosa needs to return to national politics, but also that Motlanthe is not out of the picture.

"I think if one were to take a cue from the recent Cosatu elective conference for the sake of stability, let us return the top five," said Madlala

KwaZulu-Natal nominated Ramaphosa this weekend to replace the incumbent Kgalema Motlanthe.

Other conferences are expected to hold their nomination conferences this week.