YOUTH WING OF SOUTH AFRICA’S RULING ANC WEIGHS IN ON SUCCESSION DEBATE

The youth wing of South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has weighed in on the party's succession debate with ANC Youth League (ANCYL) President Collen Maine saying every ANC leader has failed to deliver on the promise to transform South Africa.

Former home affairs (interior( minister and outgoing African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa are widely seen as the two leading candidates to succeed President Jacob Zuma as party president when the ANC holds its elective conference at the end of this year.

However, Maine said Tuesday that the candidate the youth wing would endorse would send shock waves through the ANC, suggesting the ANCYL would not back either front-runner. He said the party needs a bold leader to launch a second revolution, redistributing wealth to the country's black majority.

Meanwhile, the ANC Women's League said its pronouncement over the weekend that Dlamini-Zuma is its preferred candidate for party president should not be interpreted as a form of ill-discipline.

The league said it would continue its call for a woman president and ensure that women equally formed part of the ANC's top six party positions.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK