ANC copies EFF with youthful candidates lists

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- citizen.co.za | 3 months ago

In apparent imitation of and a challenge to the “youthful” Economic Freedom Fighters, the governing ANC has bragged about having included a large number of youth, mainly from the ANC Youth League and student bodies, on its national and provincial candidates lists for the upcoming election.

The young candidates include former Wits University’s #FeesMustFall campaign leader Nompendulo Mkhatshwa and a horde of present and former ANC Youth League leaders – the youngest of whom is only 20 years old. Former ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola tops all other youth league members on the party parliamentary candidates lists.

The move by the ANC is seen as a direct challenge to the Economic Freedom Fighters, led by Julius Malema.

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