Gauteng premier David Makhura has warned that the governing ANC will lose its majority and prolong an economic slump if it elects the wrong leaders this weekend. "If it doesn’t give SA the leadership that will win public confidence, not only is the ANC going to lose 2019 elections but the country will be in a much longer protracted economic disaster, with deep pain for ordinary people. "We have got to get a team of leaders who understand that South Africans are fed up with corruption and also fed up with an economy that is not performing," he said in an interview. While Makhura did not name his preferred candidate, the majority of Gauteng ANC branches back Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for leader. More than 5,000 ANC delegates including Makhura, will converge on Johannesburg from Saturday to elect a successor for President Jacob Zuma as leader of the ANC and to be its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections. The party faced a critical moment to regain public and business co...

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