According to reports, the Young Communist League (YCL) is angry with ANC Leagues for their desire and strive to get another Zuma be the leader of Mzansi.
The ANC women and Youth Leagues want President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to emerge as his successor come the party’s national elective conference in 2017.
Reacting, YCL condemned the ANC leagues for publicly expressing their desire to make another Zuma President.
Speaking for YCL, its chairperson Mluleki Dlelanga charged ANC leadership to take disciplinary actions against the Women and Youth League.
To Dlelanga, ANCWL and ANCYL ought to be punished for disregarding ANC’s instruction to avoid discussing who’ll occupy the party’s top position next.
“The level of ill-discipline we see when the comrades having rallies (is unacceptable). They pronounce their preferred candidates. As the YCL we never said we want a woman. ANC must discipline the Women and Youth League for pronouncing on their preferred candidate,” Dlelanga stated.
ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairman, Sihle Zikalala once remarked that deciding the next ANC leader would give the ruling party issue.
According to Zikalala, the African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa are on opposite sides of the ANC’s succession war.
YCL gathered at the Johannesburg City Hall for their youth month manifesto launch on Sunday.
Speaking at the gathering, South Africa’s Minister for Higher Education and Training, Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel Blade Nzimande called on members of Young Communist League (YCL) to ignore ANC’s problems and vote for the ruling party in the forth coming elections.
He tasked the League to storm out and show their support for the ANC in the elections, and counseled them to dedicate more energy in ensuring ANC triumphs in areas like Johannesburg and Tshwane.