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Vol 56 No 18

Published 11th September 2015

South Africa

In league with Zuma

The President’s supporters consolidate their grip on the party by securing the leadership of its Youth League

The election of a relatively unknown North-West provincial leader of the African National Congress Youth League as National President of ANCYL has again highlighted the growing influence of an ANC lobby group known as the 'Premier League'. This group, which also saw its candidate, Bathabile Dlamini, elected as President of the ANC Women's League last month, is consolidating its influence in the governing party before the 2017 elective conference.

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