The ruling African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal Province, the home of the South African amd ANC president, Jacob Zuma, is calling for what it describes as an organizational renewal in the party with a young leader to take over from Zuma.
The ANC has so far set the record clear about the succession debate, but the Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal is insistent on a young person leading the country. For now, the league says it will support President Zuma until his term ends.
"We do believe that younger leaders must take over from President Jacob Zuma and the entire National Executive to continue leading the country to greater heights," says ANC Youth League provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo.
The Youth League has also disbanded two of its regional structures in northern KwaZulu-Natal with in-fighting said to have led to regions becoming dysfunctional.
"There was fighting amongst them and one side was pulling the other and the organization was being pulled apart," Sabelo said Thursday.
The Youth League believes these divisions cost them votes in last weeks local government elections which resulted in the ANC losing ground in many municipalities across the country.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK