Alex Japho Matlala
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12 May 2021
5:20 am

Limpopo premier Mathabatha set to be rewarded for shielding Cyril

Alex Japho Matlala

Mathabatha got credit from all quarters after pouring his heart out on how factional battles were ripping the ANC apart during the weekend’s NEC meeting

Limpopo Premier and ANC chairperson in the province Stan Mathabatha. Picture: Gallo Images/Sowetan/Antonio Muchave

His recent defence of President Cyril Ramaphosa in the bruising debates in the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) may have earned Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha a Cabinet post. Sources in the ANC told The Citizen that in an effort to prepare for his replacement, three ANC bigwigs, who had previously worked under former premier Cassel Mathale, had been carefully selected for election during the party’s elective conference next year. “He has performed extremely well in the NEC in recent months. If there is any comrade in the ANC who can provide good leadership, it is Mathabatha,” said the source. “I...