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SA In Shock || Check Who's Likely To Be Cyril's Deputy At 2022 ANC Conference

Although the ANC conference in 2022 is still 15 months away, it appears that the debate over who should be in the top six has already begun. Given how factionalized the party has become in recent years, the conference appears to be highly likely to be highly contested.


Of course, it is un-ANC for any member to declare their intention to run for any of the top positions outside of the conference, but culture and tradition are no longer relevant; former President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, has already launched his campaign and has appeared in various media outlets to lay out his platform.

Apart from him, no one else in politics has expressed an interest in running, but wishful slates from party supporters have been circulating on social media.


President Cyril Ramaphosa will seek re-election for a second term, and given that the previous conference at Nasrec in 2017, was dominated by 11th-hour deals between him and some comrades who belonged to the faction, such as deputy President David Mabuza, this time around, he'll most likely try to put together a slate that suits him.

That's where David Makhura, the Premier of Gauteng, comes in, as he's already been mentioned as a prospective vice president.


Despite the fact that Mabuza did Ramaphosa a great favor by instructing Mpumalanga delegates to vote for him in the so-called "unity vote," his health problems are seen to be one of the key reasons he could be sacrificed.eNCA PHOTO

Rabelani Dagada, a former DA MMC in Johannesburg, penned an article in the Financial Mail on Tuesday explaining why Ramaphosa should choose Makhura as his running partner at the convention.

Makhura's ability as an effective administrator was one of the factors he cited. The Gauteng ANC chairperson has a wealth of administrative expertise; before to becoming chairperson, he served as the Gauteng provincial secretary for more than 13 years, from 2001 to 2014.

Dagada believes he has what it takes to become DP because of this.

"The ANC's Gauteng affiliates will be well aware that when Makhura entered office in 2014, the province government spent only R600 million on the local economy. However, by mid-2019, he had raised it to R22 billion. According to the GCRO's 2018 'Quality of Life Survey,' ordinary people's lives have substantially improved during his first term "In his letter, Dagada claimed.

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Many South Africans were unmoved by Dagada's gracious plaudits, and one portion believes Makhura is a deeply tainted politician, particularly in light of his alleged culpability in the gruesome deaths of 144 patients at Life Esidimeni.

Despite the fact that he has not been found guilty of anything while the inquest continues, South Africans did not appear to be willing to let him audi alteram partem as they passed judgment, declaring that he is unfit for such a high position.

Others believe that the ANC's political machinations will not be in his favor, as it boils down to what ANC branches across the country want. Because Makhura is from Gauteng, which ranks fifth in terms of ANC membership, he may have to intensify lobbying in other provinces to be elected.

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