New Age2.png 'ANC must follow tradition' Bonolo Selebano, The New Age, Johannesburg, 21 September 2106 The knives have been drawn between partners in the ANC-led tripartite alliance over who should lead the ruling party from next year. Speaking at the conclusion of COSATU's central executive committee meeting in Johannesburg yesterday, COSATU general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali launched a vitriolic attack on ANC structures for making rash announcements regarding a preferred candidate to lead the ANC. "There are three organisations within the ANC that have really been reckless in terms of these issues," he said. "It's the youth league, which for some time has been in hibernation, defying the decision of the (ANC) NEC. The woman's league did the same and (so did) the veterans league." Post Special CEC, 20 September 2016.jpg Ntshalintshali said the leagues that wanted the ANC to break its long-standing tradition, which is for the deputy to automatically succeeded the president once the latter's term of office has ended, was foolhardy. "We have to pardon them if they don't know the traditions of the ANC in the new democracy," he said. "In the last 22 years, how has the ANC succession debate been handled? The president now (Jacob Zuma), what was his position before?" This comes as COSATU has said it will delay publicly endorsing a preferred candidate to take charge of the ANC. The labour federation said it would allow its affiliates to engage their members on the matter ahead of the party's elective congress next year. While COSATU unions have been batting for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma, the ANC leagues have been backing African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. 12th Congress Resolution Ntshalintshali, commenting on the ANC's practice in which a deputy succeeds a president, said COSATU was in support of that principle being the overarching guideline to the ANC's leadership election process next year. "The resolutions of COSATU's congress (12th national congress)... The ANC, in the appointment of its future president, must follow its tradition and historical practises," he said. Ntshalintshali also slammed slate politics that had come to characterise the ANC's election processes. "This slate politics has seen the movement dismissing many people as rotten or unfit on the grounds of one component that it didn't like about them or for belonging to a wrong slate," he said. Making reference to the federation's decision to adopt a "cautious" approach to the ANC's succession debate, COSATU president Sdumo Dlamini said the federation would not be making an announcement pending further discussions with its affiliates. "We are not pronouncing any name as COSATU. As things stand, we are not doing that for now," he said. <mailto:bono...@thenewage.co.za> bono...@thenewage.co.za From: <http://tnaepaper.co.za/DRIVE/main%20edition/21092016/epaperpdf/4.pdf> http://tnaepaper.co.za/DRIVE/main%20edition/21092016/epaperpdf/4.pdf __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 14157 (20160921) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com -- -- You are subscribed. This footer can help you. Please POST your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to this message. You can visit the group WEB SITE at http://groups.google.com/group/yclsa-eom-forum for different delivery options, pages, files and membership. To UNSUBSCRIBE, please email yclsa-eom-forum-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com . You don't have to put anything in the "Subject:" field. You don't have to put anything in the message part. All you have to do is to send an e-mail to this address (repeat): yclsa-eom-forum-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com . --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "YCLSA Discussion Forum" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to yclsa-eom-forum+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send an email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/yclsa-eom-forum. To view this discussion on the web, visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/yclsa-eom-forum/002401d21442%24c0365930%2440a30b90%24%40com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.