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
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