Lindiwe Sisulu must lead the ANC after Zuma, new Eastern Cape branch says
An ANC branch in the Eastern Cape wants Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to lead the ANC, once President Jacob Zuma’s term comes to an end.
Sisulu arrived in Keiskammahoek‚ near King William’s Town‚ on Friday morning‚ to launch a newly established branch named after one of the former ANC presidents‚ Rev ZR Mahabane.
The Dispatch reported on Thursday that it was there that branch members would convince Sisulu to stand as Zuma’s successor when the ANC held its elective conference in December.
In welcoming remarks at the launch‚ branch chairperson Sipiwo Venkile said: "We want her [Sisulu] to lead the ANC in 2017 and lead the country in 2019‚ because the ANC will still lead this country come 2019‚" said Venkile.
Sisulu had not yet responded to the call.