- Former president Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile Zuma has joined the ANCYL NYTT as the head of fundraising
- 31-year-old Thuthukile has been a member of the ANC since 2014 when she became the youngest head of a minister's office
- The new ANCYL's task team is women-led and most have shared their strong opinions about the elders of the ruling party
Reports have revealed that former president Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile Zuma will be heading the African National Congress Youth League's (ANCYL) task team fundraising initiative.
The task team is trying to overcome financial issues that have been faced since 2013. Reports say that the fundraising is being done to raise money after "gross financial mismanagement" as well as looting.
31-year-old Thuthukile is the youngest daughter of JZ and Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. She has been part of the ANC since 2014 when she became the youngest head of a minister's office.
According to a report by News24, the ANC was left short of money after EFF leader and former ANCYL leader Julius Malema was suspended after being found guilty of creating divisions within the ruling party back in 2012.
The new National Youth Task Team (NYTT) was just recently appointed and members are already showing their stance on matters involving their mother body.
A report by Daily Maverick stated that the NYTT plans to priorities talks on the ANC's 30-day step-aside rule. Nonceba Mhlauli, ANCYL leader, stated that they will: "Not watch as elders tear apart our glorious movement."
Earlier, Briefly News reported that the ANCYL made a strong comeback. Mhlauli has spoken strongly against party leaders who use the youth league to "fight their factional battles". Mhlauli stated that the ANCYL had been used as a "pocket knife" by leaders.
She described the youth league as being used as a pocket knife that can be pulled out at any time when there is infighting. Mhlauli says that the issues within the ANC and the ANCYL date back to 2008.
She attributes this to when the ANC's conference in the Free State collapsed. In 2008, Mhlauli was a 17-year-old student who was already part of the ANCYL. Mhlauli stated that she is a member of the ANCYL and the party as a whole. She added that she would work hard to change the perceptions people have of her.
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