There is "trouble" brewing for Cyril as eight ANC heavyweights enter the race for the presidency.
One of the most memorable aspects of the ANC's upcoming elective conference in 2022 will be the fierce competition for party leadership roles.
The Eastern Cape Treasurer, Babalo Madikizela, acclaimed President Cyril Ramaphosa as the right candidate for the ANC leadership during his weekend meeting with the Eastern Cape Provincial Executive Committee.
A group calling for radical economic change has entered the contest for the White House, putting forward a number of candidates.
Eight comrades have put up their hands to date for the position of vice president of the party. When opposition politicians raised concerns about David Mabuza's health, the incumbent said unequivocally, "I will not retire from politics," and that's exactly what he'll be doing.
When asked if his health would prevent him from running for vice president, David Mabuza replied that he was "as fit as a fiddle."
Minister of Correctional Services and Justice Ronald Lamola is also being considered for the job of deputy president. On the other hand, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema accused Lamola of being overly ambitious earlier this year.
ANC colleagues Malusi Gigaba and Fikile Mbalula should be the next in line to run for the job, according to Julius Malema's argument. Additionally, some argue that Ronald Lamola's confrontation with his mentor, David Mabuza, is a first in the ANC's long history.
ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile is also in the running for president. Provincial conferences are yet to be held in several provinces, while branch nominations have not yet been made in some areas.
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