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June 13, 2017 | Uhuruspirit

Former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

The ANC Youth League has announced its support for former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as party president.

The youth league held its extended NEC meeting over the weekend where it discussed who it wants to take over as party leaders.

There were no surprises when ANCYL secretary general Njabulo Nzuza announced the league is backing Dr Dlamini-Zuma.

“Comrade Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the president of the ANC, comrade David Mabuza as the deputy president of the ANC, Comrade Ace Magashule as the secretary general of the ANC, Comrade Nathi Mthethwa as the national chair of the ANC, DSG for monitoring and evaluation Comrade Jessie Duarte, DSG for organising and campaigns Comrade Fikile Mbalula and the treasurer general Comrade Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.”

Nzuza says the league would like to see the ANC NEC reduced to 60 members who are directly elected.

He also says in creating its list of preferred candidates, the league agreed the requirements for the next ANC leader should stretch beyond exile credentials.

ANCYL president Collen Maine said: "There is nothing special about Cyril Ramaphosa, we respect him but we want Mama Nkosazana."

The ANC elective congress will take place in December.

Analysts believe that the presidential contest will be between Dlamini-Zuma and current Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

- with EWN

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