ANC members barred from public 'naming' in succession debate

The ANC's national working committee (NWC) has resolved that going forward, no members or structures are allowed to publicly discuss the party's presidential candidates.

The ANC's succession battle has been making headlines, with the ANC women's league endorsing Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says there should be no more mention of names, only values.

Jessie Duarte said the NWC decided yesterday that nobody is allowed to discuss the names, they should be discussing the values of what the ANC wants to do for South Africans after 2019.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

Duarte, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa and Secretary General Gwede Mantashe met with editors of South African media houses to discuss the party's succession battle.

EWN's Masego Rahlaga reports that the decision was made in a bid to avoid in-fighting and factionalism.

This after President Jacob Zuma spoke about his potential successor, saying deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa did not necessarily have it in the bag.

At the same time, National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete has denied claims that she raised her hand for the position.

Take a listen to the full EWN report:

Read More
LISTEN: Mbete denies pronouncing her availability for Presidency

LISTEN: Mbete denies pronouncing her availability for Presidency

ANC national chairwoman Baleka Mbete says reports alleging she has agreed to run for the Presidency are full of distortions.

Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma two clear front runners for ANC presidency - analyst

Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma two clear front runners for ANC presidency - analyst

Political analyst Ebrahim Fakir says ANC leaders competing for presidency strengthens democracy, but their denial is concerning.

Mbete joins ANC succession race, and Zuma surprises Mkhize in KZN

Mbete joins ANC succession race, and Zuma surprises Mkhize in KZN

According to reports, some ANC Women's League members do not support Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and want Mbete to take over.

Zuma taking over from Zuma is a good thing - Jacob Zuma

Zuma taking over from Zuma is a good thing - Jacob Zuma

Political Analyst Dr Sethulego Matebesi says it is concerning that the President is publicly and boldly endorsing his ex-wife.

Mantashe: ANC should allow debate on why the deputy can’t ascend to presidency

Mantashe: ANC should allow debate on why the deputy can’t ascend to presidency

ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantashe, says there might be something wrong if the ANC doesn't use its deputy to succeed President.

Dlamini-Zuma part of ANC's lacklustre old furniture -  political analyst

Dlamini-Zuma part of ANC's lacklustre old furniture - political analyst

Political analyst Prince Mashele says Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma doesn't qualify for presidency and has nothing to offer to citizens.

ANCWL announced presidential preference not nomination - Mantashe

ANCWL announced presidential preference not nomination - Mantashe

ANC SG Gwede Mantashe says ANCWL's endorsement of Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma to be next president was an option rather than nomination.

Mantashe unhappy ANCWL broke ranks, declared Zuma's successor - senior reporter

Mantashe unhappy ANCWL broke ranks, declared Zuma's successor - senior reporter

ANC Women's League has officially endorsed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to run for the presidency during December elective conference.

Ramaphosa for President - Cosatu

Ramaphosa for President - Cosatu

Cosatu backs Cyril Ramaphosa to be next ANC president rather than Dlamini-Zuma, and wants Mineral Resources Minister Zwane to go.

Popular articles
5 reasons why South Africa granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

5 reasons why South Africa granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

 Simon Allison, Africa Editor at the Mail & Guardian explains the political considerations behind Mugabe's diplomatic immunity.

"ANN7 and  New Age sale is effectively a transaction between  Manyi and Guptas"

"ANN7 and New Age sale is effectively a transaction between Manyi and Guptas"

Phillip de Wet, Associate Editor at Mail & Guardian breaks down the sale of Gupta owned ANN7 TV Station and The New Age paper.

This is incredibly embarrassing for both countries - SAIIA Head of Governance

This is incredibly embarrassing for both countries - SAIIA Head of Governance

On Saturday international relations minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane granted diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe.

Read and weep: 10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa

Read and weep: 10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa

These super luxury houses with enormous price tags will induce some serious house envy.

44 drivers arrested for drunk driving in WC traffic blitz

44 drivers arrested for drunk driving in WC traffic blitz

Western Cape provincial traffic chief, Kenny Africa gives traffic updates of what he described as a very hectic weekend in the WC.

Grace Mugabe immunity: SA between ‘rock & hard place’

Grace Mugabe immunity: SA between ‘rock & hard place’

Professor Christopher Landsberg has praised the International Relations and Cooperation Minister for her 'honest approach'.

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

A caller wanted to know what the alleged victim had done in order for Grace Mugabe to assault her.

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Business Leadership South Africa’s Mohale for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.