ANC Presidential Race – The ruling party is expected to present to South Africa, and of course, the world its new leader and other top members on Sunday.
According to the ruling party, delegates are expected to cast their vote for the top six leaders on Saturday while the outcome will be officially announced the following day.
“The Sunday morning as we rise, we should be able to make an announcement of the top six and the nominations of the rest of the leadership.
“We needed to take out this item from the conference agenda as quickly as possible so that we deal with emotions, we deal with palpitations that people come to the conference with,” ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa disclosed.
South Africans are currently and collectively holding their breath awaiting the outcome of the ruling party’s watershed elective conference scheduled to take place this weekend.
While there are fears the much-anticipated conference may be marred by violence, the party’s leadership structure has warned that lawlessness will not be entertained and that discipline among all delegates will be fully enforced at the conference.
Widely seen as a race between former African Union (AU) chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, delegates from ANC branches across the country are expected to pick President Zuma’s successor, who’s expected to flag the ruling party’s flag at the 2019 general election.
Oppositions have that if Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wins, South Africa would be in for a hell of a ride as the economy will likely collapse and there might be little or no job creation. Above all, they fear she will shield her ex-husband from facing criminal prosecution and also pave more ways for the Guptas to continue their thieving.
While Dlamini-Zuma favors president Zuma’s push for “radical economic transformation” to redistribute wealth to the black majority, her closest rival, Ramaphosa, is pledging to fight corruption and revive a moribund economy to cut a 28 percent unemployment rate.