Free State ANC picks Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for president

File: Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is being criticised for her alleged stance, with some calling for her resignation.

File: Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is being criticised for her alleged stance, with some calling for her resignation.

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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.