The Premier of the Free State, Elias Sekgobelo “Ace” Magashule has been re-elected as provincial African National Congress (ANC) chairperson in the Free State, once more, “unopposed!”. His deputy Thabo Manyoni could not be found to accept the nomination.
“Ace” Magashule has held the position of the ANC provincial chairperson in Free State Province since 1992 and was re-elected unopposed on the 11th December 2017 in the to serve another five year term.
Paseka Nompondo has been elected deputy chair while William Bulwane has been re-elected as secretary. Mamiki Qabathe is his deputy and Mosebenzi Zwane is treasurer general.
The results were announced by the electoral following the voting despite some boycotting the conference.
— Amos Phago (@PhagoAmos) 11 December 2017
This what others had to say about Magashule:
People are saying all the bad things about Ace Magashule but knowing him on a personal level, he is a hard worker and a dedicated servant of the people and cadre of the movement. #ANCFS pic.twitter.com/JmIYoibp9G
— David Mabuza (@DavidMabuza_) 10 December 2017
— §hilen (@shilen079) 10 December 2017
There seems to be a loud cry that “women are ready to lead” within @MYANC. Yet no provincial conference has found it prudent to appoint/elect a female as a provincial chairperson of the movement. Not a single one.#ANCConference #ANC54 #ANCFS
— Nko Mboyi Matomela (@Mntakwenda) 12 December 2017