ANC nominates national executive committee members; Several High-Profile Declined like Trevor Manuel

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BY STAFF WRITER, DECEMBER 18 2012, 20:45 |


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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: MARTIN RHODES


Nominations were received on Tuesday for the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) at the party's national conference in Mangaung, though several high-profile people declined nomination - most prominently Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who lost in the race for the party presidency to incumbent President Jacob Zuma.

Apart from Mr Motlanthe, others who refused included...

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj,
Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel,
Northern Cape ANC chairman John Block and
Struggle Stalwart Jay Naidoo.


Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi,
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa general secretary Irvin Jim and
National Union of Mineworkers general secretary Frans Baleni did not accept nomination, and neither did Free State ANC chairman Ace Magashule.


Mr Vavi said last week his decision was "for all the old reasons, no new reasons". He had likewise declined a nomination ahead of the ANC's 2007 elective conference, saying at the time "in the principle that the president and general secretary of a trade union federation like Cosatu should not wear more than one political hat, even within the context of the tripartite alliance".


Mr Manuel said at the weekend that his decision was not a "step out of anger" but because he had "reached that stage in life" when it was time to move on.


A former minister of finance who had served on the NEC for more than 20 years, he said it was time to allow younger people "with energy" to move into leadership positions.


Of those who were nominated, 182 accepted nomination. Included on the list were former police commissioner Bheki Cele, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane and African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.


Those who lost out on winning a position among the top six leaders of the ANC were also nominated, including Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, former treasurer-general Mathews Phosa, former deputy secretary-general Thandi Modise and Gauteng ANC chairman Paul Mashatile.


Also on the list were Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy, former director-general of the Presidency Frank Chikane, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies, Public Enterprise Minister Malusi Gigaba, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Petterson.


Other nominated ministers were Naledi Pandor (home affairs), Dipuo Peters (energy), Dina Pule (communications), Jeff Radebe (justice), Angie Motsheka (basic education) and Nosiviwe Maphisa-Nqakula (defence).


Joining the nominees were Young Communist League national secretary Buti Mamamela, ANC Women's League stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Umkhonto we Sizwe veterans' leader Kebby Maphatsoe, Limpopo MEC David Masondo, National Planning Commission member Joel Netshitenzhe and South African Communist Party secretary-general Blade Nzimande.


They joined former Johannesburg mayor Amos Masondo, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim and State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, as well as Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini, Western Cape Cosatu leader Tony Ehrenreich, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and former deputy minister of public enterprises Enoch Godongwana on the list of nominees.


Loud clapping and sporadic booing accompanied the announcement of some nominees.


Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, former ANC Youth League treasurer Pule Mabe and Young Communist League secretary Buti Manamela received the loudest cheers as their names were read out by the ANC's electoral commission.


Former Gauteng local government MEC Humphrey Mmemezi, who was fired for misusing a state-issued credit card, also got cheers.


National Youth Development Agency chairman Andile Lungisa and Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale were booed by delegates when their names were announced.


With Sapa, Carol Paton and Karl Gernetzky

 

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