- Former president Jacob Zuma's daughter, Thuthukile, is one of seven candidates short-listed for a NYDA board post
- The majority of the candidates for the lucrative post have strong links to the ANC
- The Democratic Alliance strongly objects to most candidates and is contemplating legal action
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Thuthukile Zuma is one of seven shortlisted candidates which Parliament intends to recommend to President Cyril Ramaphosa for appointment to the National Youth Development Agency board.
A Parliamentary committee worked at length on the reports recommending the following candidates in a statement:
- John Sifiso Mtsweni
- Karabo Mohale
- Thuthukile Zuma
- Paballo Ponoane
- Molaoli Sekake
- Lukhona Afrika Mnguni
- Avela Mjajubana
The Democratic Alliance has issued a statement in response to these shortlisted candidates with the DA's youth leader Luyolo Mphithi commenting:
"We are of the view that the majority of the candidates are politically compromised and have been installed by the ANC members of the committee in yet another classic case of ANC cadre deployment. The DA will not sit by and watch as Parliament passively enables the NYDA board to be turned into a graduation school filled with ANC cadres."
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Mphithi confirmed that the opposition party is contemplating 'all the available legal avenues' to take on the recommendation, adamant that this is another example of cadre deployment:
"These board recommendations is yet another example of how the ANC continues to brazenly install its cadres at public entities in order to facilitate the capture and looting of the public purse."
Zuma's CV, available on Parliament's website, noted that she currently works as a freelance administrator and a writer for Stained Glass Productions, which produces Uzalo.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association has signalled its anger over the 'wanton acts of looting and corruption' that characterise the abuse of Covid-19' funds.
Spokesperson Carl Niehaus dubbed it 'prime evil' to steal from the vulnerable at this critical time in favour of enriching corrupt politicians:
"We ask ourselves what besets ANC councillors to literally steal food parcels meant for the poorest of the poor, and hoard them at their houses. This is prime evil, and they should be exposed and harshly dealt with!"
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