Panyaza Lesufi elected ANC chairperson in Gauteng

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has issued an urgent warning against the growing trend of 'space cakes' in schools. File photo. Image: Antonio Muchave
Image: Antonio Muchave

Panyaza Lesufi emerged victorious at the Gauteng ANC conference beating his competitor Lebogang Maile by close margins.

Lesufi was elected with 575 votes while Maile obtained 543 votes. The leadership composition of the top five provided a mixed unity outcome.

Despite Maile losing out on the top job, his other supporters took home the prize. The ANC in Ekurhuleni were the biggest winners of the night with the region’s secretary Thembinkosi TK Nciza elected as the provincial secretary.

Tasneem Motara, was elected deputy provincial secretary. Lesufi’s slate also secured wins with Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko elected deputy chairperson.

Morakane Mosupye, who was nominated by those backing Lesufi, was elected as provincial treasurer.


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