African National Congress (ANC) secretary general, Gwede Mantashe says the party needs to think about succession when electing the deputy president.
Mail & Guardian senior reporter, Pauli Van Wyk, says Mantashe has weighed in on the succession debate, saying there might be something wrong if the 105 year-old party doesn't use its deputy to succeed the President.
Mantashe's announcement comes after he criticised the ANC Women's League endorsement of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the country's next president.
He said the party should not publicly announce the names until principles on leadership succession are discussed.
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