NELSON Mandela Bay’s Helen Sauls-August tops the ANC’s Eastern Cape candidate list for election to the Bhisho legislature, positioning her as a possible contender for the post of premier.
However, a big push from several ANC quarters for one centre of power could see provincial chairman Phumulo Masualle take over as head of government after the May 7 elections.
Masualle is number three on the list, trailing behind Local Government and Traditional Affairs MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane, who could also be considered a strong contender for the top job.
Qoboshiyane played an instrumental role in ensuring that the Eastern Cape backed Jacob Zuma for ANC president at the Mangaung conference in 2012. – Rochelle de Kock
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