ANCYL in KZN denies meeting with Ramaphosa

2015-10-05 17:05

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Durban –The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal has denied having met Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, to tell him it would be supporting Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for president in 2017.

ANCYL deputy chairperson Kwazi Mshengu on Monday rubbished a Sunday Times report that the message was conveyed to Ramaphosa at a meeting in KwaZulu-Natal last week.

The report quoted a high-ranking youth league leader as saying: "We are told his response was diplomatic. He did not commit to anything the comrades raised."

The report continued to say the call to have Ramaphosa stay on as deputy president after 2017 was a view shared by ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala.

Zikalala has distanced himself from the report, saying he was quoted out of context.

He said the league had not discussed succession on who would lead the country in 2017.

"This is therefore a non-issue… We fully and unreservedly support the current leadership as elected in Mangaung. We have no intention or desire to embark on an issue that can currently only serve to divide the ANC."

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