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Baleka Mbete

Date of Birth: 24/09/1949


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Starting the post-Zuma race

Although Mantashe didn't name them, we understand from other ANC sources that the contenders break down as follows: • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission: due to return home in January to run for the ANC presidency; • Baleka Mbete, Speaker of Parliament: unambiguously pro-Zuma; • Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President: the successor favoured by the ruling hierarchy; backed by business and trying to broaden his appeal to grassroots; • Zweli Mkhize, ANC Treasurer General: former Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, province with the highest ANC membership; • Kgalema Motlanthe, former interim President of the ANC and the country: lost to Zuma in a bid for the party presidency in 2012 and has become an outspoken critic of his rule; and • Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister for Human Settlements: former Chief of Staff in Zuma's Presidency...


Stalwarts push for Zuma's exit

Last week, the ANC gave four key signals about Zuma's position: • It conceded that the decision by the ANC caucus to protect Zuma had been wrong: that came after the Constitutional Court had found that he had breached the constitution over the funding of his private homestead, Nkandla; • It congratulated Madonsela on her term of office and said she had 'saved the ANC from itself'; • ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu said he would accompany Gordhan to face criminal charges (widely seen as trumped up by Zuma's allies in the National Prosecuting Authority) in court on 2 November; • It reversed a decision by the pro-Zuma Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete, to return Madonsela's report...


Zuma largesse under fire

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Speaker and ANC Chairperson, Baleka Mbete, a former Deputy President under Kgalema Motlanthe, is being suggested as another leading female candidate...


A charter for trouble

He has his eye on the party chairmanship next year, a position currently occupied by Baleka Mbete...


Night of the generals

Earlier, the Speaker, Baleka Mbete, had written to all parties, pleading with the opposition to put aside their differences and fill the important post...

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Trial of strength at the top

These are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize, Chairperson Baleka Mbete and Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte...


ANC heads for the hills

So far, he has pushed both his former wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the head of the African Union Commission, and Baleka Mbete, the ANC Chairperson, to protect him from prosecution after he leaves office (AC Vol 56 No 23, Dlamini-Zuma bandwagon speeds up)...


Political earthquakes ahead

It is not yet certain which of his preferred successors he will eventually favour: his former wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the current African Union Commission head; or Baleka Mbete, the ANC national Chairwoman and Speaker of Parliament...


The woman most likely…

The Women's League's two favourites for party leader are the Zuma camp's favourites: the ANC National Chairwoman and National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, and the African Union Commission Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the President's former wife...


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