The Young Communist League of SA says it does not support calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down, but has called on him to unite the ANC before his term in office ends. The league’s national secretary, Mluleki Dlelanga, said on Sunday Zuma was elected by the ANC, and for that reason it did not support the calls for him to step down. Its parent body, the South African Communist Party (SACP), supports the call for a broad national consultative conference to discuss how to arrest the decline in ANC support. Briefing the media after the league’s national council meeting in Soweto, Dlelanga said Zuma had a responsibility to end factionalism and unite the ANC. "It is a matter of fact that in the ANC currently, there are two dominating factions — one that supports [Nkosazana] Dlamini-Zuma and the other that supports [Cyril] Ramaphosa. "Therefore, among his [Zuma’s] responsibilities is to unite those factions so he can leave an ANC that can respond to the needs of the country." Dlelang...

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