David "DD" Mabuza, the ANC's "dark horse" in presidential battle - analyst

Sunday Times reports that Mpumalanga premier, David Mabuza, says former President Kgalema Motlanthe created divisions within the African National Congress (ANC) when he challenged President Jacob Zuma during the previous elective conference.

It also reports that Mabuza said it was unnecessary for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to say he is available to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

Earlier this month Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema said Mabuza will be a serious contender for the leadership when the ANC elects its new leadership in December. Malema also said Mabuza's campaign is backed by people who have money.

If you read that article in the Sunday Times, he speaks about the fact that he won't throw his weight behind any faction. He is going to push the agenda of the organisation, trying to come out as a middle ground person.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

Well, he wants out of Mpumalanga. He wants to come to the national stage.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

Many people are arguing he is dark horse in the presidential election race.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

These provincial elites are pushing their way out of the provinces, and they really want to become national leaders. Definitely a man to watch out.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

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