The race for the leadership of the ANC is entering the final stretch. But it’s impossible to say who is in front.
His rival Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma only received 64 nominations
There were 223 abstentions for the position of presidency, more than the presidential frontrunners -- Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (117) and Dlamini-Zuma (123).
Lindiwe Sisulu and Zweli Mkhize, as well as Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza, have booked their places for the deputy president post
Ramaphosa secured 423 branch nominations and his rival Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma only managed a meagre 61.
The people that Ramaphosa has nominated to 'unite' the ANC have led to some of the worst divisions in the congress movement.
Trying to predict how the province will vote, divided as it is between three ANC front runners, is what will make December's conference all the more unique.
"Unity is something that needs to be worked for. It is a process that we need to nurture."
Factional and power battles are ravaging the party in the run-up to its national conference in December.
"Protect our children... schools cannot become sites of violence or abuse," says the deputy president.