Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu has accepted a nomination to run for president of the African National Congress (ANC).
Several African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) regions in the Eastern Cape have endorsed Sisulu, saying she has the experience to lead the party.
Her nomination is in defiance of the ANCWL's call to back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the only female candidate.
The thing that will count in Lindiwe Sisulu's favour is that she is not Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is carrying President Jacob Zuma's baggage.— Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at the Times Media Group,
Associate Editor at the Times Media Group, Ranjeni Munusamy, adds that Sisulu's heritage and dynasty is likely to count in her favour.
She has carried herself with dignity during her time in government with no major scandals to her name and to some ANC members, represents one of the cleanest candidates contesting adds Munusamy.
Munusamy explains that Sisulu's major hurdle will garnering support at branch level.
She doesn't have a major constituency that's showing.— Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at the Times Media Group,
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This article first appeared on 702 : ANC supporters calling Lindiwe Sisulu the 'cleanest' presidential candidate