“Our support for President Ramaphosa is a political and organisational support. We support him because of his commitment to the project of renewal of the ANC and reposition it as a movement of the people,” he said.
“That is why, without fear of contradiction, Limpopo says Cyril Ramaphosa for second term,” Mathabatha said.
So far it appears Ramaphosa may get enough support for a second term after politically isolating his detractors the radical economic transformation faction.
The remaining top six positions of the ANC are expected to be heavily contested in December.
There is a strong push for Ronald Lamola to succeed David Mabuza as deputy president but also the possibility of Paul Mashatile and Gwede Mantashe contesting the position.
There have been reports of Matthews Phosa, Lindiwe Sisulu and Zweli Mkhize seeking to become president.