I don't know what three fingers means - ANCYL treasurer

2015-10-11 14:51
ANCYL treasurer general Reggie Nkabinde (Genevieve Quintal, News24)

ANCYL treasurer general Reggie Nkabinde (Genevieve Quintal, News24)

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Johannesburg - ANC Youth League treasurer Reggie Nkabinde has denied that the party is pushing for a third term for President Jacob Zuma, saying the question of leadership has not been discussed.

"I don't understand what 'three fingers' means, I only understand what four fingers means, because it means 40% of youth representation in all spheres of government and that has been our resolution as the youth league," he told News24 on the sidelines of the ANC National General Council in Midrand, Johannesburg.

"The leadership issue, we have not discussed it, we have taken the posture only that we going to discourage it [talk of leadership] at all levels of the ANC."

During the ANCYL congress last month some delegates held up three fingers which was said to signify a third term as party president for Zuma.

On Saturday Zuma told the Mail & Guardian he would never stand for a third term even if he was begged.

Nkabinde said he could not understand the fascination with "succession".

"In the ANC we don't have succession. I don't know why people always say succession, we have elections.

"Leaders must be elected and lead. Succession is something else and I don't want us to entertain that debate," he said.

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