On Friday Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile addressed a rally held in his honour in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria. He kicked off his campaign to lead the African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng and take over from David Makhura when the province goes to conference in a few months.

During his rally in Tshwane, Maile took shots at Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi more subtle start. Maile’s campaign is named after the popular Amapiano song ‘Adiwele’ which makes reference to a pursuit for a better life. Lesufi is backed by those who claim “Panya Panya” is the only way for the party to regain losing ground in the country’s economic hub.

The race to lead an ANC on the brink of losing power in Gauteng with control over fewer municipalities is taking shape. The process has moved from fierce lobbying and is now in its more public phase. Maile has proposed Lesufi lets go of the fight for chair in turn, he’ll receive the premier post but those in the education MECs corner argue the suggestion is not genuine and it is simply not worth entertaining.

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