ANC Electoral Committee head Kgalema Motlanthe on Tuesday formally announced the Top 6 candidates for the party’s 55th national conference with branches showing faith in Cyril Ramaphosa to lead again.

The conference will be held from 16 to 20 December in Nasrec , Gauteng

While announcing the candidates, Motlanthe said the conclusion of the nomination process meant the stage was set for voting at the conference. 


“Our records indicate that a total of 3 543 out of a grand total 3 982 branches in good standing have held successful branch general meetings. Which produced the approved outcomes of the nominations for both branch delegates and NEC candidates.

“This effectively means that 89% of the ANC branches have successfully participated in the nomination process. Thus comfortably surpassing the 70% threshold required for the national conference to take place as per the ANC constitution.”

Current President Cyril Ramaphosa has received twice as much support from ANC structures than his competitor, Zweli Mkhize for the Top position. 

Ramaphosa received a majority with 2 037 branch nominations. Former health minister Zweli Mkhize received 916 nominations for the ANC presidency.

Mdumiseni Ntuli vying for ANC SG position
Mdumiseni Ntuli vying for ANC SG position

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Lindiwe Sisulu did not make the ballot paper for nominations for the presidency position.

Paul Mashatile, Ronald Lamola, and Oscar Mabuyane are nominated for the position of Deputy president.

For national chairperson, Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha, Gwede Mantashe and David Masondo are up against each other. 

For secretary general, Mdumiseni Ntuli, Phumulo Masualle and Fikile Mbalula received the nomination. While for deputy secretary general it is Nomvula Mokonyane and Febe Potgieter.

Benjamin Chauke, Pule Mabe and Mzwandile Masina will be vying for the position of Treasurer.


President: Cyril Ramaphosa (2037); Zweli Mkize (916)

Deputy president: Paul Mashatile (1791); Ronald Lamola (427); Oscar Mabunyane (397)

Secretary general: Ndumiseni Ntuli (1225); Phumulo Masualle (427); Mbalula (749)

Deputy secretary general: Nomvula Mokonyane (1779); Febe Potgieter (905)

Chairperson: Mathabatha (1492); Gwede Mantashe (978); David Masondo (501)

Treasurer general: Benjamin Chauke (552); Pule Mabe (428); Mzwandile Masina (348)