South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa gestures at an election rally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa April 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Mike Hutchings
JOHANNESBURG – The ANC in Gauteng has nominated Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa as its preferred candidate for the ANC presidency.
The province held its Provincial General Council in Irene, Tshwane on Saturday which began on Friday.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu secured the deputy president nomination while current ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe was nominated for National Chairperson.
Former ANC KwaZulu-Natal chair Senzo Mchunu was nominated for the position of Secretary General with former ANC Youth League secretary general as Deputy Secretary is Vuyiswa Tulelo.
ANC Gauteng chair Paul Mashatile got the Treasurer-General nod.
Speculation had been rife that Gauteng would pick Ramaphosa for the ANC top position.
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.