Some political analysts have predicted that the long-awaited African National Congress (ANC) North West conference will be highly contested.
This as already three heavyweights within the party, are intending to contest for the position of provincial chairperson.
They are former Premier Supra Mahumapelo, former Member of Parliament, Nono Maloi, and the current North West Premier Bushy Maape.
The conference is expected to be convened by the end of June.
Mahumapelo’s supporters believe he will make a come back.
His campaign leader, Lopang Rothman says, “We support comrade Supra Mahumapelo, you would know that as the previous chair of the PEC of the ANC in the North West, we had an ANC that was stable. The ANC that was active, vibrant and had programs. We believe that he will get a necessary support and he will be elected and emerge as the provincial chair.”
Maloi is optimistic that he will win, while Mmoloki Cwaile, who is steering Maape’s campaign, also believes he is the right candidate.
“We think we have passed the threshold. Like I said earlier on, we are winning this conference. Some of the branches of the ANC have been hijacked by thugs and so on. So we need to clean the movement.”
“We are convinced that he is diligent. His capacity and his maturity will enable him to bring together all these groupings that are antagonistic against each other in the province and lead them.”
Race is on for ANC chairpersonship in the North West: