I’m not a bad loser - Mokonyane
Nomvula Mokonyane says there is no truth to allegations that she tried to manipulate the outcome of the party’s votes for the top six.
JOHANNESBURG - Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says she is not a bad loser, despite Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma failing to win the African National Congress (ANC) presidency.
Mokonyane says she is a victim of what she calls faceless people who are hell-bent on undermining the ANC and its processes.
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She says there is no truth to allegations that she tried to manipulate the outcome of the party’s votes for the top six, where secretary-general Ace Magashule prevailed against rival Senzo Mchunu, with just 24 votes.
“Obviously they must have a target that they can vilify. I have been a victim of vilification, but I do understand, it goes with the job.”
She says the results show that delegates differed.
“I’ve been led by leaders who I never supported going into and after the conference and I’ve also been part of the team that would go out and defend them.”
Mokonyane has also called for a broader inquiry into state capture, saying this has always been the view of the ANC.