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Cape Town - ANC provincial chairman Marius Fransman tops the final nomination list that will be voted on at the party’s Western Cape list conference this weekend in preparation for next year’s elections.
Fransman received the most nominations to represent the party in the Western Cape Provincial Legislature, while President Jacob Zuma got the most to head the ANC candidates list for Parliament.
Deputy Human Settlements Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks garnered the most support for the province to national list, for the National Council of Provinces.
The Cape Times has seen the three lists sent to the branches on Thursday before the ANC’s provincial list conference in Langa on Sunday.
Delegates from branches, the party’s regional and provincial leaders, women’s and youth leagues and alliance partners will choose from these nominees, their top 30 for the provincial legislature and 150 for Parliament.
Only 168 branches out of a possible 198, who qualified for the process, are going to the conference. The rest were unable to successfully hold meetings and nominate members. The province’s biggest branch, ward 40 in Gugulethu, is among those.
It failed to hold a successful meeting after its first meeting was disrupted by a group of members who attacked others with knobkierries and pangas in September.
A second meeting planned for this month also didn’t take place.
ANC provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile said on Thursday the province’s list committee would meet on Friday to finalise preparations for the conference and would check how many delegates would attend.
He did not want to comment on the names on the lists.
ANC members have to choose 30 names from the 125 lists for the provincial list.
All of the current MPLs were nominated except for Joyce Witbooi.
The Cape Times was told SACP provincial secretary Khaya Magaxa received the second most nominations to the provincial list, followed by former National Party members Pierre Uys and Carol Beerwinkel.
Altogether, 64 of the 125 nominees on the list for MPLs are women.
Other individuals nominated for this list are:
* Cosatu provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich.
* Former Western Cape MECs Cameron Dugmore and Richard Dyantyi.
* ANCYL provincial task team convenor Muhammad Khalid Sayed.
* Churchman-turned-businessman Chris Nissen, who has been actively involved in lobbying for fracking in the Karoo.
* Mogamat Majiet, who left the party for Cope, but rejoined.
* Justice Department regional head Hishaam Mohamed.
Several councillors from the City of Cape Town also made it to the list, including Rhoda Bazier and Elese de Poutch from Crossroads.
Farm strike leader Nosey Pieterse made it on to the province to national list.
At least 60 percent of all names must be former MPs and MPLs.
* For the full ANC candidates list visit the Cape Times’ Facebook page.