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Vol 55 No 17

Published 29th August 2014

South Africa

New ANC Youth League is Zuma's own

The new leadership of the African National Congress Youth League, which is standing for election on 24-26 September in Gauteng, will have the blessing of President Jacob Zuma and won't be challenging the governing party's policies at any time soon, say young critics. It will once again be a powerful lobby group for the ANC presidential leadership race, now due in 2019, they say. The former Treasurer of the disbanded League, Pule Mabe, is favourite to win the presidency of a reconstituted ANCYL.

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