According to the former Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Mr Tito Mboweni, the young guns like the Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula and the Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba must take over the African National Congress (ANC) leadership towards the 2019 National elections.
Mboweni pronounced his wish list for the party’s top-six positions ahead of Gwede Mantashe, the ANC General Secretary official opening for the nominations process.
Tito Mboweni who was ousted not so long ago by the current ANC government from his role at the BRICS Bank board says he will lobby for the young blood to take over his party’s top positions come December 2017 Elective Conference that will be hosted in Johannesburg.
“At my branch meeting, I will argue for young candidates. Below 60 years of age: Ayanda Dlodlo, Fikile Mbalula, Lulu Johnson, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, Nompendulo Mkatshwa, Malusi Gigaba, … that generation. Young people. Old people must take a chill pill…..Me too…” said Mboweni.
“Our society needs young energetic leadership who can comprehend a complex society and global economics and society.
“Old people must retire and take their pensioner’s card to PnP on Wednesdays to buy pensioner’s goodies.”
The party’s Womens League have already pronounced on the former AU Chairperson Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma (President’s ex-Wife) to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the President of both the ruling party and the country after 2019 election.
Meanwhile the Trade Federation Union, Cosatu has pronounced on the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the matter of principle within the party were normally the Deputy President succeed the President.
The South African Communust Party has also pledged support for Cyril Ramaphosa despite all clouds hanging over him in-relation to the killings of 35-miners at Lomnin’s Marikana minie about five years ago.
Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma is also backed by the Youth League and the Military Veterans despite the allegations of being a President Zuma’s slate and Gupta puppet.
Other Presidential hopefuls are:
- Parliamentary Speaker, Baleka Mbete (ANC Chairperson)
- Minister of Housing, Lindiwe Sisulu (Member of ANC NEC)
- Matthews Phosa, Former Mpumalanga Premier