Ace Magashule re-elected unopposed as FS leader

His deputy Thabo Manyoni, who boycotted the provincial elective conference, rejected nomination for the same position.

Free State ANC chairperson Ace Magashule. Picture: @ANCFS/Twitter

PARYS - Ace Magashule has been re-elected unopposed as provincial African National Congress (ANC) chairperson in the Free State, continuing as the longest-serving provincial leader.

His deputy Thabo Manyoni, who boycotted the provincial elective conference, rejected a nomination for the same position.

The party was meant to hold this gathering last month but the Bloemfontein High Court ordered that it cannot go ahead until 29 branches in four regions rerun their branch general meetings constitutionally.

Paseka Nompondo has been elected deputy chair while William Bulwane has been re-elected as secretary.

Mamiki Qabathe is his deputy and Mosebenzi Zwane is treasurer general.

The announcement was made by an election agent at the conference.

β€œFor the position of chairperson, I officially declare comrade Ace Magashule.”