The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) said on Tuesday it backed Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its presidential candidate. The league is the third ANC structure to endorse Dlamini-Zuma, after the ANC Women’s League in January and the Umkhonto weSizwe Veterans Association at the weekend. President Jacob Zuma’s successor will be chosen in December, but official nominations are not yet open. Dlamini-Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa are frontrunners for the ANC’s top position. Njabulo Nzuza, the league’s general secretary, said the ANCYL national executive committee expected the leaders it backed to be committed to radical economic transformation. It also said the league would back ANC Mpumalanga chairman David Mabuza as deputy president, Free State Premier Ace Magashule as secretary-general, Nathi Mthethwa as national chairman, Jessie Duarte as deputy secretary-general and Fikile Mbalula as a second deputy secretary-general. There is no second secretary-general position and the youth lea...

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