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ANC Presidential Race, ANCYL leaves Ramaphosa in cold

Both Cyril Ramaphosa & Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma are not on the ANCYL ANC Presidential candidate list

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC Gauteng Chair Paul Mashatile, in cold

The ANC Youth League will not be backing either Cyril Ramaphosa or Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma saying both are part of the system they are looking to change.

The ANC Youth League said it will neither support Deputy Ramaphosa nor Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the next President.

According to Reuters ANCYL Leader Collen Maine said the candidate which will be supported by the League will send “shock waves” through the ANC.

“These candidates who have been mentioned are part of the system. They have been part of the system we want to change,” said Maine.

“We need bold leadership. We need a second revolution that will cause ruptures in the economy,” he added.

Recently the ANC, its Leagues and Alliances have been at loggerheads as the groups have nominated different candidates to succeed Zuma.

The Congress of the South African Trade Unions (COSATU) together with other affiliates which do not have the rights to vote for a successor, pronounced Ramaphosa as the best candidate, while the ANCWL preferred Dlamini Zuma.

The ANC National Executive Committee on Sunday during the party’s 105th birthday bash reprimanded its structure for publicly nominating candidates, saying their moves were premature

The ANCWL on Tuesday hit back at the ANC and said pronouncing a candidate to be lobbied cannot be in anyway interpreted as a form of ill-discipline.

The ANCWL also said it will not be persuaded to stop its decision to call for the members of the ANC to elect its first ever woman as President in December 2017.

The League added as an integral part of the ANC, they will clarify to the ANC their decision to release the summary report of its NEC meeting.

 

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