ANCYL wants Mot­soe­neng for pres­i­dent

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THE ANC Women’s League seems to have set its heart on Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as the next pres­i­dent. Cosatu, on the other hand, has backed Cyril Ramaphosa.

These seem to be wor­thy can­di­dates at first glance. Both have paid their dues. Both are more de­serv­ing than the present in­cum­bent.

The mem­bers of the ANC Youth League have not yet made up their minds. They say they are not go­ing to back ei­ther of them. These two aren’t rad­i­cal enough for their taste. They have some­one else in mind.

ANCYL pres­i­dent Collen Maine hints that the can­di­date it will en­dorse will send shock waves through the party.

The ANCYL al­ways seems to be on a dif­fer­ent page to the older mem­bers of the party. It has pre­vi­ously in­di­cated that the ANC needs a younger per­son – a per­son who’ll start dis­tribut­ing wealth more evenly. Ob­vi­ously some­one with a magic wand and the right muti.

At this point I need to of­fer my own pre­dic­tion on who its choice will be. I think that its in­ten­tion is to nom­i­nate the “Wiz­ard of Fawlty Tow­ers”, none other than Hlaudi (I’m the great­est) Mot­soe­neng. In De­cem­ber, the league said he should be cho­sen as a cabi­net min­is­ter. They love him.

If you thought that every­one in this coun­try saw through the skul­dug­gery of Hlaudi, think again. There is still a group of young­sters who feel that he is the type of per­son the ANC needs to trans­form the coun­try, just like he “trans­formed” the SABC.

When a new buf­foon hits the scene, he will al­ways at­tract the ig­no­rant, the ir­ra­tional and the illogical among us. It hap­pens.

Re­mem­ber, sev­eral years ago Julius Malema said he would kill for Zuma?

I think his­tory may re­peat it­self. What if Maine says he is pre­pared to kill for Mot­soe­neng? This is what night­mares are made of. I hope I’ll wake up soon. I hope I’m a bad prophet. Robert Brad­field


A writer thinks con­tro­ver­sial SABC head Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng may be the pres­i­den­tial choice of the ANC Youth League be­cause he would ‘trans­form’ the coun­try. PRINCESS MAHOGO

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