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:

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