- Former Vhembe mayor, Florence Radzilani, iss being touted as a potential future Limpopo premier
- Radzilani would be the province's first fremale premier
- However, she faces stiff competition within her own party
Florence Radzilani is currently expected to become Limpopo's first female premier after this year's election.
Radzilani's name has reportedly been put forward within ANC caucuses as premier candidate.
Radzilani is also in 7th place on the party's provincial list.
Radzilani is the former mayor of Vhembe. She made headlines, however, when she was implicated in the VBS bank looting scandal. Radzilani allegedly received a R300 000 bribe in connection with the bank.
According to The Citizen, several ANC branches believe that it is time for Limpopo to have a woman premier.
Despite this, Radzilani still faces competition within her own party. Among the candidates also vying for the premiership position include Polly Boshielo, the speaker of the Limpopo legislature, and Nkakareng Rakgoale, the mayor of Mopani District.
Additionally. a spokesperson for incumbent premier Stanley Mathabatha has said that Mathabatha will also be fighting to remain in office.
Mathabatha still has considerable support from within the party, including the backing of the ANC in Capricorn District Municipality and Peter Mokaba district.
The Limpopo provincial ANC leadership, however, has said that it will fully support whichever candidate is ultimately selected.
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