Lamola might contest the position with controversial MP and chairperson of the ANC’s Milo Malatjie branch in Seshego, Polokwane, Boy Mamabolo, who said ANC branches wanted him as party deputy president.
He told TimesLIVE in December he could not refuse calls by party structures if they wanted him in the position. Mamabolo said ANC structures wanted young people in key positions in the party.
The deputy president is the party’s head of deployment and leader of government business in parliament.
If elected deputy president Mamabolo said he would ensure that young people are placed in strategic positions, including cabinet and in councils.