Fébé Potgieter-Gqubule’s ready for ANC top six after trying to ‘professionalise Luthuli-House’

After backing Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for the African National Congress (ANC) presidency in 2017, Luthuli House general manager Fébé Potgieter-Gqubule is said to be ready for top six politics should she be elected deputy secretary-general at the party’s December elective conference. She faces a tough fight from veteran and long-time NEC member Nomvula Mokonyane, who garnered 1 779 branch nominations against the 905 she received. But her backers are banking on a mooted plan to create a second deputy secretary-general position, which she could occupy should she lose to Mokonyane. However, her chances could quickly diminish as lobbying and horse-trading have…

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