African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has come out in full support of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa taking over the party presidency from Jacob Zuma during the party's elective conference in December.
Mthembu says his decision to support Ramaphosa is based on a decision taken during the 1949 conference.
He says: "My secret is very secret, I am supporting Deputy President, Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa, that is how secret it is."
"You know in1949, this glorious organisation took a conference decision that a serving Deputy President must moving forward, be the person that gets into the position of President, replacing the outgoing president," adds Mthembu.
Meanwhile, ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu has dismissed reports that she will be joining Cyril Ramaphosa's Presidential