Sisulu not sure she will ever run for ANC president again

Lindiwe Sisulu launched her campaign last year for the position of ANC president but agreed to stand as deputy president5 at the ANC’s elective conference, which she lost to David Mabuza.

Lindiwe Sisulu, who’s an ANC presidential candidate, was open about her decision to accept the nomination. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee member Lindiwe Sisulu says she is not sure if she will run for ANC president again in future.

Sisulu launched her campaign last year for the position of ANC president but agreed to stand as deputy president5 at the ANC’s elective conference, which she lost to David Mabuza.

During a sit-down interview with Eyewitness News, she says she’s not sure if she will run for the position of again.

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“You know, it’s been such a hectic period, I have not started thinking.”

Sisulu says she wasn’t surprised that she didn’t make the cut for ANC president at the party’s national conference in December.

“One, I didn’t have the resources. Two, I started late.”

She says money played a big role at that all-important gathering.

“Essentially to run a campaign you need to have money, but most malignant is when money is used to buy votes.”

She’s proposed there be changes to the ANC’s electoral process which sees candidates running for the position of party president address provincial structures and answer questions from members, with the final decision ultimately left up to them.