THE African National Congress (ANC) had to get "out of the rags" it was in and reposition itself, or it would be in trouble, ANC Western Cape provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile said this week.Mr Mjongile has openly called for change in the past. While it is individual party delegates who will be voting in Mangaung, they are expected to carry the mandates of their branches and provinces.Although the Western Cape ANC is still undecided on who to support during the party’s national elective congress next month, indications are that it will push for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe — should he declare his candidacy — to replace President Jacob Zuma. This is despite the party’s chairman in the province Marius Fransman, publicly endorsing Mr Zuma.More than two-thirds of the ANC’s branches nationally have held their branch general meetings ahead of their provincial nomination conferences. The deadline for nominations is next Friday.In the Western Cape, 152 of the 170 branches have hel...

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