Lesufi's election as ANC Gauteng chair boosts Ramaphosa's second term bid - analysts | The Citizen
While Lesufi’s election was 'satisfying' for Ramaphosa, it did not mean he would attract voters for the ANC.
The elections yielded a gender mix and some surprises, which included:Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, elected Lesufi’s deputy.Thembinkosi Nciza (Ekurhuleni), beating Thulani Kunene (Sedibeng) for the post of provincial secretary by securing 534 votes to Kunene’s 525.
Tasneem Motara (Ekurhuleni), being elected Nciza’s deputy.Morokane Mosupyoe being elected treasurer.Commenting on the outcome, University of SA political science Prof Dirk Kotze and University of Pretoria politics lecturer Roland Henwood agreed Lesufi was in Ramaphosa’s corner, but said he may not deliver Gauteng to the ANC in the upcoming national and provincial polls.
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Ramaphosa is stepping aside, captured analysts.
Gauteng ANC elects new leadership, with Panyaza Lesufi as chairResults from the hotly-contested provincial conference were announced in the early hours of Monday morning, after spending at least three days deliberating over credentials. Investing and getting the returns is what i have ever wanted finally found it In BencyDanie Oh dear, the race-obsessed Lesufi.
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Panyaza Lesufi elected as new ANC Gauteng Provincial Chairperson | The CitizenIt was a tight race, Lesufi beat Lebogang Maile by 32 votes, Lesufi recieved 575 votes while Maile managed to garner 543 votes. To God be the glory The writing was on the wall congrats Lesufi 👏 🙌 👍 Fresh blood to take our revolution forward, viva
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compared to Lebogang Maile’s 543, with the provincial executive committee (PEC) top five members representing both political slates.JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC)'s four-day elective conference in Gauteng has officially elected its new leadership, with Panyaza Lesufi voted in as the new ANC chairperson in the province.UPDATED 27 June 2022 - 07:59 Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola’s ambitions of becoming ANC deputy president received a shot in the arm after Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi was elected ANC provincial chair, beating his rival Lebogang Maile with 574 votes to 543.Voting was under way by midday, following the nomination process for the province's top political positions.
The elections yielded a gender mix and some surprises, which included: Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, elected Lesufi’s deputy. Thembinkosi Nciza (Ekurhuleni), beating Thulani Kunene (Sedibeng) for the post of provincial secretary by securing 534 votes to Kunene’s 525. Lesufi received 575 of the votes, while Maile managed to get 543. Tasneem Motara (Ekurhuleni), being elected Nciza’s deputy.. Morokane Mosupyoe being elected treasurer. Panyaza Lesufi is the new Gauteng chairperson #ANCGP pic. Commenting on the outcome, University of SA political science Prof Dirk Kotze and University of Pretoria politics lecturer Roland Henwood agreed Lesufi was in Ramaphosa’s corner, but said he may not deliver Gauteng to the ANC in the upcoming national and provincial polls. Former Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku declined his nomination for provincial treasurer.
While Kotze said Lesufi’s election was “satisfying” for Ramaphosa, it did not mean he would attract voters for the ANC.com/aDzMBSlXAJ EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 27, 2022. Already subscribed? Simply sign in below. READ MORE: ANC Gauteng conference: Lesufi, Maile battle emphasises party’s ‘sharp divisions’ “What it means is that in the future, he will help to steer the province more towards Ramaphosa’s side. “The December ANC national elective conference will be too soon to judge Lesufi. It is not a negative outcome for Ramaphosa, but he cannot take much out of it, as being an indication of firm support for him from Gauteng. “It is a split vote – creating uncertainty on who will support who in December,” said Kotze. His support was also expected in Ekurhuleni, but Lesufi enjoys some regional support there as well.
“Whether this will translate into good voter prospects for the ANC in Gauteng, I am very much uncertain about it. I don’t think two years is enough to change the public perception about the party and its support. “Given last year’s local government elections and the fact that there is a coloration between local and national elections, there is an uphill battle for the ANC ahead.” Kotze said the results confirmed “what was predicted in terms of being close call – showing a mere 32-vote difference between the two candidates, who battled for the chair position”. “It also shows that Gauteng is a 50-50 province, without a single group that can claim to be in a dominant position,” said Kotze. Credentials adopted included just over 1 000 delegates qualified to participate at the conference.
Henwood said it seemed Lesufi would support Ramaphosa going forward. ALSO READ: Magashule on comeback trail within ANC, amid plans to oust Ramaphosa “Indications are Mr Maile will not unreservedly endorse a second term for Mr Ramaphosa – something that will put Gauteng at odds with other provinces who have already declared their positions … supporting Mr Ramaphosa for a second-term as president,” he said. “Gauteng seems to be deeply divided, negatively impacting the number of votes for Ramaphosa in the December elective conference.” Henwood said the ANC in Gauteng was “under immense pressure, as trends are negative indicating losing its majority in the province by 2024”. . The conference was also marred by a court case launched by an ANC member from Ekurhuleni who ultimately failed to convince the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg to halt the conference.