'My preoccupation is not with the premiership, it's with the organisation'

The race to replace the African National Congress (ANC) deputy president, David Mabuza, as Mpumalanga chairperson is heating up with nine candidates vying for the top job.

Former Save Mpumalanga ANC group leader Peter Nyoni is one of the candidates.

Others include the current Secretary Mandla Ndlovu, former Deputy Chairman Charles Makola, former Secretary Lucky Ndinisa and veteran Fish Mahlalela.

Nyoni sat down with Karima Brown on Monday night's show to talk about the current political climate within the provincial branch.

Mpumalanga is a province that has always been riddled with divisions characterised by serious gate keeping as well as slate politicking.

Peter Nyoni, Former Save Mpumalanga ANC group leader

In my understanding of leadership, I understand leadership to be the capacity to influence others through inspiration, not manipulation as it has always been the case.

Peter Nyoni, Former Save Mpumalanga ANC group leader

There is uncertainty over when a Provincial General Council schedule for early April will be held.

Nyoni says postponing the PGC could have serious political implications for the province.

There are other suggestions that it may as well take place after the elections. Both the positions of chairperson and deputy chair have been vacated and we were looking forward to have those positions filled in the PGC. So I think that could have serious political implications.

Peter Nyoni, Former Save Mpumalanga ANC group leader

My preoccupation is not the premiership, my preoccupation now is the organisation because you will understand that the organisation is at its weakest now, so we have a responsibility to build the organisation first.

Peter Nyoni, Former Save Mpumalanga ANC group leader

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


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] SIU report reveals massive corruption in Gauteng Health Department

[LISTEN] SIU report reveals massive corruption in Gauteng Health Department

The report implicating ANC’s Gauteng chief whip Brian Hlongwa was released by Section27 on Thursday.

Ad Hoc committee concludes public hearings on the political party funding bill

Ad Hoc committee concludes public hearings on the political party funding bill

The Ad Hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties held its public hearings on Wednesday,

'It's in public interest for allegations against Mabuza to be tested in court'

'It's in public interest for allegations against Mabuza to be tested in court'

Analyst Somadoda Fikeni says allegations of governmental impropriety and assassinations have been levelled against Mabuza.

'David Mabuza comes to the deputy presidency with a cupboard full of skeletons'

'David Mabuza comes to the deputy presidency with a cupboard full of skeletons'

From political hits, to tender fraud allegations and Gupta ties. SA's deputy president David Mabuza is no stranger to controversy.

[LISTEN] Bongani Bingwa questions if Mabuza was ever properly investigated

[LISTEN] Bongani Bingwa questions if Mabuza was ever properly investigated

With many questioning if Ramaphosa will be able to work alongside David Mabuza, Bongani Bingwa makes an interesting point.

ANC Mpumalanga to hold its much anticipated PGC

ANC Mpumalanga to hold its much anticipated PGC

The public will find out which way Mpumalnga will vote on Friday morning.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

Human trafficking: The life of drugs and prostitution - Grizelda Grootboom

Human trafficking: The life of drugs and prostitution - Grizelda Grootboom

The author of Exit, Grizelda Grootboom, explains how she was trafficked, drugged and sold for sex on the streets of Joburg.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

A trending Twitter debate has left social media users arguing over whether Winnie the Pooh is a girl or boy.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?