Mixed reaction to NEC nominations

Bloemfontein - Loud clapping and sporadic booing accompanied the announcement of ANC national executive committee nominees in Mangaung on Tuesday.

Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, former ANCYL treasurer Pule Mabe, Young Communist League secretary Buti Manamela's names received the loudest cheers as their names were read out by the party's electoral commission.

ANC Top Six L-R Dr Zweli Mkhize Treasurer, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa - Deputy President, Jacob Zuma - President, Ms Baleka Mbete - Chairperson, Mr Gwede Mantashe - Secretary General and Ms Jessie Duarte - Deputy Secretary General after their election into the 6 top positions in the ANC at the 53rd National Conference held at the University of Free State in Bloemfontein (Mangaung). Pic: ANC Communications Unit. Credit: African National Congress

Former Gauteng local government MEC Humprey Mmemezi, who was fired for misusing a state-issued credit card, also got cheers.

National Youth Development Agency chairman Andile Lungisa and Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale were booed by delegates when their names were announced.

The conference was due to elect the NEC members. - Sapa