Faku wants top ANC post
Johnnie Isaac | 2017-02-07 12:27:43.0
Former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor-turned businessman Nceba Faku. File photo.
Image by: Thabo Moloto
After months of speculation and behind-the-scenes lobbying‚ former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor-turned businessman Nceba Faku has declared that he will be vying for the ANC’s top post in the Eastern Cape.
Faku finally revealed his plans to go up against some of the ANC’s most powerful politicians in the province during an interview on Monday.
He said he was ready to wrestle for the support of branches across the province ahead of the July provincial elective conference.
While other candidates likely to contest for the top spot have not yet publicly declared their intentions‚ it is believed that Faku will be up against current provincial chairman and premier Phumulo Masualle‚ provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane and provincial executive committee member‚ Mlibo Qoboshiyane.
There are groupings that have started lobbying for the various leaders‚ with Mabuyane believed to have the support of some of the bigger regions‚ such as the OR Tambo region and four others.
Masualle is believed to have the backing of the Chris Hani region.
This story appeared in The Herald.
– TMG Digital/The Herald