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Gwede Samson Mantashe

Date of Birth: 21 June 1955
Place of Birth: Lower Cala Village, Transkei (now Eastern Cape Province)


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Fightback lands in the courts

Magashule's claim that he is a brilliant grassroots organiser who has boosted ANC membership from just below a million under his predecessor Gwede Mantashe to 1...


Magashule overplays his hand

Africa Confidential hears that Ramaphosa and party chair Gwede Mantashe ridiculed Magashule's attempt to suspend the President in the closed meeting of the parliamentary caucus...

Meanwhile another group – comprising Pravin Gordhan Public Enterprise; Naledi Pandor International Relations and Cooperation; Bheki Cele Police; Gwede Mantashe Minerals and Energy – are heading for retirement either after the ANC elective congress or the 2024 general elections...

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Ramaphosa rallies ANC against the Zuma-Magashule axis

After ANC chair Gwede Mantashe encouraged the party caucus to back the motion Parliament voted 275-40 on 16 March to accept a report by an expert panel which found Mkhwebane to be incompetent and guilty of misconduct and recommended she be removed from office...


Cyril and Ace's linked fates

Gwede Mantashe ANC chairperson and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources has kept a very low profile since his hospitalisation for Covid-19 in July...


Ace arrest boosts Cyril

ANC Chair Gwede Mantashe is alleged to have taken favours from the late disgraced Gavin Watson whose company Bosasa was awarded billions of rands in government contracts in return for the role he and his brothers played in the ANC's struggle against apartheid...


A change of tone

Ramaphosa may have to redeploy Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe if he is to achieve his timelines and targets in the energy sector...


Private capital, green shoots

New offeringThe first sign of this shift came on 25 September when Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe hitherto seen as delaying moves towards privatisation and joint ventures published the terms of a new offering in the government gazette (AC Vol 61 No 13 State companies in the firing line)...


Cyril wins a battle over graft

Party leaders such as ANC chair Gwede Mantashe won the day by portraying Zuma's letter as an act of treachery which broke the taboo on predecessors publicly attacking the incumbent amounting to an attack on the ANC itself...

ANC Chair Gwede Mantashe appeared before the Integrity Commission regarding free security upgrades he accepted for his house from the late Gavin Watson and his company Bosasa...


Showdown to follow lockdown

But ANC chair Gwede Mantashe then contradicted Magashule saying that the ANC's top six were to meet with local officials on 9 July to discuss the matter...


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