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Zweli Mkhize: I will accept any nomination

Mkhize reiterated on Thursday that he's ready to lead the party and accept nominations from branches which want him to be the next ANC president.

FILE: ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize applauds during the final plenary on 5 July 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize says he's willing to accept any nomination, not just for the top position.

Mkhize reiterated on Thursday that he's ready to lead the party and accept nominations from branches which want him to be the next ANC president.

“Well, I will accept any nomination. And those that have indicated that they would like me to be available for a particular position, the number one spot, that’s fine, I will accept that.”

Mkhize says he's also hopeful that there will be less conflict and tension as the party moves towards its elective conference in December.

LISTEN: Zweli Mkhize willing to run for ANC president

ANC RESTORATION

Mkhize says that if he is elected as leader of the party at the elective conference in December, he will focus on fighting corruption and restoring the image of the party.

Now that Mkhize has revealed that he intends serving as leader of the ANC, the focus is on his plan of action.

“Focus on clean governance as well as fighting corruption because that again is an area where the image of the organsiation gets eroded by some of the conduct of those in charge of aspects of government.”

But is he ready for possible smear campaigns?

“There would be those who might try and discredit, I think those kinds of things are possible. When you go through this period, you anticipate such.”

He says that after the December conference, the ANC must focus on the integrity of its leaders so that South Africans can regain trust in the organisation.

FIGHTING SLATE POLITICS

Mkhize says he doesn’t agree with the idea of winner takes all at the party’s elective conference in December.

Earlier this year, President Jacob Zuma proposed that the candidate who loses the ANC presidential race should be elected deputy president of the party.

When asked if he supports this proposal, this is how Mkhize responded.

“I think what’s most important at this point is what the leadership in various provinces has started where they have got bilateral discussions where they talk openly about their preferences.”

But does he support the proposal?

“This drumming of factional hostility, winner takes all, you’re with us or you’re out of this whole thing, the drumming of slate politics, that’s what we need to fight.”

Mkhize says he wouldn’t want to see a repetition of the Polokwane conference where there were factional battles.