Former African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League President, Angie Motshekga backs Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the President of the ruling party.
Motshekga made her position clear on who she stand with ahead of the upcoming ANC Elective Conference which will take place in Johannesburg this month.
Speaking at a the 16 days of activism campaign against gender-based violence Motshekga says she has great respect for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, but she’s not backing her for party president.
The Basic Education Minister wants Cyril Ramaphosa to lead the ANC after its December conference.
“I am really praying with all my heart that we get the best team out.” said Motshekga
“I have my own preference, but that doesn’t mean I have anything against the other contestants. I have lots of respect for Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
“I think she is amongst the best women the ANC has produced. So I really hope that the team that emerges will be the best in the ANC.
“Obviously led by my preferred candidate, Cyril, but also inclusive of the other good people in the ANC, and there is a lot of them,”
Her view differ with that of ANC’s Women’s League as the league prefers the former AU Chairperson Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma to succeed President Zuma as the party’s next President.