Sisulu thinks Ramaphosa would make a great second-in-command


Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has shared more about how the African National Congress under her leadership would look.

Sisulu, a presidential candidate hopeful, made the comments during a speech she delivered at the University of Johannesburg as part of the OR Tambo Memorial Lecture.

Sisulu, the daughter of the late struggle stalwarts Walter and Albertina Sisulu, admitted that the ANC is facing tremendous challenges.

With two months to go before its due to hold its elective conference, Sisulu said that it was becoming more imperative for the party to hold a consultative conference to find a way to deal with the challenges.

“We are at a cross roads as the ANC and I’d like to urge all of us to follow the example of OR Tambo and call for a consultative conference,” Sisulu said.

“All of us come together and look at the problems so that when we go into the December conference we go as an ANC that’s got hope and has put despair behind it,” she said.

The Cabinet minister gave a glimpse of what the party could expect under her leadership, saying she would focus on self-correction.

She admitted that at present, she did not have a selection of who she would want to work with in the party’s top six.

However, she was quite confident on who she would like to be her second-in-command.

The Human Settlements Minister admitted that she believed that current Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa would serve well as her deputy.