Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says she will stand for the position of deputy president of the ANC in line with the wishes of branches. She has, however, not ruled out standing for other positions should delegates to the elective conference, which starts on Saturday in Johannesburg, decide to go a different route. Sisulu received the highest number of nominations for the deputy presidency in Gauteng, Limpopo, the Western Cape and Northern Cape, while her name made it to the nominations lists in all provinces. But her campaign was targeting the highest office in the governing party. Sisulu said that by nominating her, the branches had also decided to put her back on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s slate, which she had distanced herself from weeks ago. The minister had taken exception to Ramaphosa’s campaigners including her name in their list of candidates in the early stages of lobbying without consulting her. "I felt very offended because it literally decampaigned me....

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