The ANC in Limpopo will go to the national elective conference next year united behind “son of the soil” Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa, in accordance with ANC tradition, is tipped to succeed current party president Jacob Zuma at the elective conference in 2017.
Ramaphosa’s bid for the party’s top job was further boosted by the election of Polokwane municipality executive mayor Thembi Nkadimeng as the new Limpopo SA Local Government Association (Salga) chairperson. Nkadimeng, a known Ramaphosa supporter, was elected on Wednesday.
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Meanwhile, allies of Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha, who is perceived as part of Ramaphosa’s political junta, indicated yesterday that discussions were at an advanced stage with the so-called Premier League to ensure the new party president, be it Ramaphosa or Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is elected unopposed at the conference.
Ramaphosa was born and bred in Vhembe in Limpopo.