Why Sisulu and Dlamini-Zuma aren't suitable Presidential candidates: analyst

The African National Congress's (ANC) Z.R Mahabana branch in the Eastern Cape wants Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to be the next president.

The branch has launched a campaign backing her as an ANC presidential candidate because "she has no cloud hanging over her head".

Political analyst, Lukhona Mnguni, says Sisulu is not the right candidate to unify the ruling party.

The middle ground of the ANC is looking at a midway candidate, as a result some members of the ANC are trying to sell Lindiwe Sisuslu as a midway candidate. But I don't think she could be that midway...

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst

Mnguni also says ANC presidential hopeful, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is also too focused on factional battles.

He says Dlamini-Zuma may be the first woman president for the ruling party, and first president not to govern.

On the utterances of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, I think she completely misread the terrain. She entered the debate very wrongly. What people are looking for is that yes you are proposed by the Zuma faction but would you be able to consolidate the ANC, make it stronger and work towards unifying it.

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst

No, she is not interested. She is interested in continuing with the status quo, alienating people, undermining voices of South Africans when they take to the street against the ANC. She is interested in not listening to anyone who has something different to hers.

Lukhona Mnguni, political analyst

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