Mbete joins ANC succession race, and Zuma surprises Mkhize in KZN

The African National Congress (ANC) succession debate hots up as the party prepares for its national elective conference in December.

Mail & Guardian senior reporter, Pauli Van Wyk says National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has raised her hand for the leadership succession battle in the ruling party.

Sundays Times have a story with an interview with Baleka Mbete, ANC's national chairwoman, who said she has been approached by many party structures and she decided to make herself available.

Pauli Van Wyk, Mail & Guardian senior reporter

She says some of the ANC Women's League members are not happy with the public endorsement of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by the league leadership.

Some actually want to support Mbete.

Pauli Van Wyk, Mail & Guardian senior reporter

Every faction has someone who they back and someone who they would not want to be successful.

Pauli Van Wyk, Mail & Guardian senior reporter

She says President Jacob Zuma made a surprise appearance during KwaZulu Natal ANC birthday celebrations where ANC Treasury Zweli Mkhize was the keynote speaker, catching him by surprise.

Listen to the audio below for more information on succession battles in the ANC...

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