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JO­HAN­NES­BURG — For­mer African Union Com­mis­sion chair Dr Nkosazana Dlamini­Zuma topped the ANC Women’s League slate, that in­cludes two­thirds of the so called “premier league” — known for be­ing sup­port­ers of Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma.

The ANCWL held its ex­tended na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee (NEC) on Mon­day, which was at­tended by rep­re­sen­ta­tives from var­i­ous prov­inces and re­gions.

“The meet­ing was con­vened to pri­mar­ily nom­i­nate pre­ferred ANC lead­ers to serve in the ANC NEC, post the 54th Na­tional Con­fer­ence in De­cem­ber 2017,” Thoko Xasa, the league’s na­tional spokesper­son, said in a state­ment.

The league has nom­i­nated Dlamini­Zuma for pres­i­dent, David Mabuza as her deputy, Nathi Mthethwa as na­tional chair, Ace Ma­gashule as sec­re­tary­gen­eral, Jessie Duarte as deputy sec­re­tarygen­eral and Maite Nkoana­Masha­bane as trea­surer­gen­eral.

“The league said the ex­tended NEC meet­ing unan­i­mously agreed that the com­rades must be the top six of the ANC that will cham­pion rad­i­cal economic trans­for­ma­tion to erad­i­cate in­equal­i­ties, un­em­ploy­ment and poverty in the coun­try,” Xasa said.

Free State Premier Ma­gashule and Mpumalanga Premier Mabuza make up the two­thirds of the “premier league”, known for be­ing a pro­Zuma al­liance.

“The meet­ing fur­ther reaf­firmed the need for the fun­da­men­tal changes in the struc­ture, sys­tems, in­sti­tu­tions and pat­terns of own­er­ship, man­age­ment and con­trol of the econ­omy in favour of all South Africans, the ma­jor­ity of whom are African and fe­male,” she said.

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