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Article by: Thabi Madiba - Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter
Daily Podcast - November 30, 2016
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November,30 2016.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

Making headlines:
The ANC will have a new face come 2019 says Mantashe
'Pluck a leaf from Castro and resign', Mugabe told
And, EFF tells Hanekom they will support his motion

The ANC seems to be pinning its hopes to slow down electoral decline through a change of leadership when it hosts its electoral conference in 2017.

The party’s Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday that the national conference of the ANC in 2017 will produce a new president who will be the face of the ANC in the 2019 campaign.

He was responding to questions from journalists following a three-day national executive committee meeting the party held in Pretoria.

A motion of no confidence was proposed at the gathering, with some leaders in the party calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down.


Zimbabwean opposition party, Zapu, has called on President Robert Mugabe to pluck a leaf from the late former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and step down.

During the time of his failing health, Castro decided to retire from politics in 2008, a move that Mugabe has been urged to emulate, News Day reported on Tuesday.

Castro died on Friday after a long battle with illness. He was aged 90.

Zapu spokesperson, Iphithule Maphosa said that the former leader did the right thing by stepping down.


Opposition parties had fun at the ANC’s expense in the National Assembly on Tuesday, poking fun at Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

This follows the minister's call for President Jacob Zuma to step down during the ANC's national executive committee meeting over the weekend.

EFF MP Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi proposed that the House grant Hanekom the opportunity to bring the motion of no confidence in Zuma "in this platform".


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