ANC presidential hopeful, Lindiwe Sisulu has reserved the position of deputy president for Cyril Ramaphosa should she be successful in being selected to lead the party come December.
Sisulu was speaking at the University of Johannesburg where she delivered the OR Tambo lecture and explained that, although she has not made decisions with regards to other posts, she is sure of the current deputy president’s capabilities in the role.
Sisulu has, in turn, been identified as a possible deputy candidate for Ramaphosa.
Sisulu was asked by one of the students who she intends including on her slate at the party's elective conference in December, to which she responded that her campaign team had not decided yet, but one slot is already occupied.
“There is one slot that’s already been covered. That is by deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.”
She says it's time for women to lead.
The minister has promised the students that she’ll ensure young people are included in her team.