Mokonyane’s supporters unhappy with ‘late’ Joematt Pettersson challenge, vote for ANC leaders expected this morning
The ANC nomination process has many unexpected turns but Tina Joemat- Peterson joining the leadership race was the one that had delegates aligned with Nomvula Mokonyane the most dissatisfied.
At first it seemed as though Mokonyane would be uncontested with a number of members rejecting nominations from the floor. The names of former youth league secretary Vuyiswa Tulelo, ANC women’s league coordinator Marupene Ramokgopa as well as co-ordinator in the secretary general’s office were endorsed. They all declined the opportunity.
Despite having already been on the ballot, party general manager Febe Potgieter refused to take any nominations for either the first or second deputy secretary general.
The squabble over nominations came in when Elexions Agency director general Bontle Mpakanyane recognised a delegate from the Northern Cape but only allowed them to make a nomination after mentioning that the process is closed.
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This saw Gauteng delegates complaining about the manner in which the process was being run and later delegates from the Free State joined the fray.
The delegates say the process is flawed and that allowing Joemat- Peterson to contest Mokonyane is wrong. They argue that the nomination process was not supposed to be reopened to allow any more contenders.
After much contestation from Mokonyane’s camp, proceedings finally went ahead and nominations for other positions were made.
Conference has decided to pass the constitutional amendment which will see the appointment of a second deputy secretary general. This means the party will have seven officials and a second secretary general would have to be voted in to enhance the ANC’s administrative capacity.
Ramokgopa [Marupene] accepted the nomination for 2nd deputy secretary general. ANC Western Cape’s Ronalda Nalumango was nominated to be the second deputy secretary general, which she accepted.
[WATCH] Joemat- Peterson’s nominations has sparked even more dissatisfaction. Mokonyane’s supporters are up in arms and are requesting a recount. #ANCNationalConference #ANCElects2022
Queenin Masuabi (@Queenin_M) December 17, 2022
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