Free State ANC picks Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for president

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Former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma reacts before addressing a lecture to members of the African National Congress Youth League in Durban on April 20, 2017.

Former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma reacts before addressing a lecture to members of the African National Congress Youth League in Durban on April 20, 2017.

JOHANNESBURG – The ANC in the Free State has nominated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its preferred candidate for the ANC presidency.

She was nominated at the party&39;s contentious Provincial General Council.

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza secured the deputy president nomination while Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa was nominated for National Chairperson.

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ANC Free State chairman, Ace Magashule was nominated as Secretary General with Jessie Duarte as deputy.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was nominated as Treasurer General.

Provinces have been given until Sunday to finalise presidential nominations.

The party is pushing to complete the processes before its 54th National Conference in December.