Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Winnie Mandela For President?

Mother of the nation Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is ready to join the leadership race of the African National Congress (ANC), the Sowetan newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Madikizela-Mandela's publicist Malcolm X said "if the ANC nominates her, she will not say no, she is the loyal servant of her people."

The Sowetan said it had learned that several senior ANC members had been streaming to her Orlando house since last year to request her to accept nomination or to support them. Despite reports that branches have nominated President Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, the ANC is still to officially announce the names of leaders nominated for the top six positions.

In fact, Madikizela-Mandela could be nominated from the floor, as happened during the 1997 conference for the deputy president's position. Then she declined the nomination, allowing Zuma to become the deputy president.

- Source - IOL

1 comment:

South African Scenic Beauty said...

I think the choices are so slim here, with both Zuma and Winnie being of dubious background. I would rather see Mbeki amend the constitution to allow Nelson Mandela back.