Maine says reports of ANCYL ditching Mabuza ‘not true’

Oros says a decision to have DD as candidate for the deputy president position is an NEC decision.


ANCYL leader Collen Maine has quashed reports that the league wants to remove Premier David Mabuza from the Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma slate, saying an NEC meeting is responsible for such decision.

“We didn’t have an NEC meeting, so I don’t know where that comes from,” Maine told the 013NEWS reporter on the sidelines of the ANC policy conference in Nasrec, Soweto.

“We still support comrade DD,” he said.

This follows a press statement making the rounds on the social networks that the league will remove Mabuza from the Premier League slate.

Mlondolozi Mkhize, the league’s national spokesman, said he saw the statement but then “that’s fake news things, it’s not our statement that one”.

The Sowetan reported that the league ‘confirmed’ they will ditch Mabuza but Mkhize told 013NEWS that this is still “fake news”.

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The Premier League, comprised of North West, Mpumalanga, Free State and KZN, wants Dlamini-Zuma to succeed President Jacob Zuma and Mabuza to succeed deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

The ANC in KZN is reported to be having negotiations with other provinces for Ramaphosa to remain the deputy president of the ANC in a slate that wants Dlamini-Zuma as the president.

The Premier League also wants Free State ANC leader Ace Magashule to take over as the party’s secretary-general.

“There has not been another NEC meeting discussing removing comrade DD because that can only be taken by the NEC of the ANCYL.

“We are still standing by the list we have pronounced and when there are engagements we will go back to the NEC but now there are no engagements,” Maine said.

(edited by MLM)

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