Mantashe tweets views on ANC succession battle

Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC) Gwede Mantashe says party leadership has a responsibility to manage the succession process to avoid a disastrous result, suggesting that the Deputy President succeed President Jacob Zuma.

In a series of tweets, Mantashe said the ANC cannot have an 'accidental leadership succession' and that an explanation must be provided as to why a Deputy President is not fit for the top position.

Political analyst Karima Brown says this is not the first time Mantashe has shared these sentiments.

This is not the first time Gwede Mantashe shares this. Because the organisation has done so since 1949 with very few exceptions so he is referring to a long standing tradition.

Karima Brown, political analyst and host of the Karima Brown Show

If you look at people like Bheki Cele, they have argued that the Deputy President has the right to contest and this has historically been what has happened in the African National Congress and that is how the matter is handled rationally.

Karima Brown, political analyst and host of the Karima Brown Show

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
"Far too much power remains in Zuma's hands"

"Far too much power remains in Zuma's hands"

Prof Susan Booysen, a political analyst at Wits School of Governance, explains why the President is too powerful.

Political Desk: ANC EC faces more legal challenges, leadership battle continues

Political Desk: ANC EC faces more legal challenges, leadership battle continues

Karima Brown gives the latest in political news and analysis.

If you asked Kgalema Motlanthe who he'd vote for, he'd say the ANC

If you asked Kgalema Motlanthe who he'd vote for, he'd say the ANC

Despite being vocal about the issues of the ruling party, Kgalema Motlanthe would still vote for the ANC without a doubt.

[WATCH] Kgalema Motlanthe talks leadership battles and future of the ANC

[WATCH] Kgalema Motlanthe talks leadership battles and future of the ANC

Former South African President and vocal critic of government corruption in conversation with Eusebius McKaiser.

Tune in: Kgalema Motlanthe talks leadership battles and the future of the ANC

Tune in: Kgalema Motlanthe talks leadership battles and the future of the ANC

Eusebius McKaiser in conversation with Former President Kgalema Motlanthe on Wednesday 20 September at 10am on 702 and CapeTalk.

ANC leadership needs to be singing from same hymn sheet: Mashatile

ANC leadership needs to be singing from same hymn sheet: Mashatile

ANC Gauteng Chairperson, Paul Mashatile explains why a united front is needed ahead of the December conference.

ANC leadership can't reach consensus on what's wrong with the party - Brown

ANC leadership can't reach consensus on what's wrong with the party - Brown

Former ANC provincial chairperson of KZN, Senzo Mchunu warned that the ANC could lose the province in the 2019 elections.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Commuters on station stop train from hitting passenger

[WATCH] Commuters on station stop train from hitting passenger

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] How many people does it take to park a car?

[WATCH] How many people does it take to park a car?

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Basetsana Kumalo about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

Pundits discuss the sexual misconduct allegations at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town.

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] 'I am smart, I am blessed, I can do anything' video goes viral

[WATCH] 'I am smart, I am blessed, I can do anything' video goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.