JOHANNESBURG: The ANCYL Treasurer-General and presidential hopeful Reggie Nkabinde in the fistfight with at his main rival, the KZN provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo.
Nkabinde who is the favourate to take over from the ANCYL president, Collen Maine, has vows to be the top dog. According to the Sowetan, Nkabinde took “a swipe at his opponent for the ANC Youth League presidency, when he told the Sowetan on Monday he was “not a puppet” who needed the backing of top party leaders to get elected.
“Others have defined themselves as puppies, and for me, I am not going to sit with former President Jacob Zuma and President Cyril Ramaphosa and claim to be supporting either of them. In fact, I am going to force them and pull them together going into elections,” he said.
Nkabinde was reacting to a social media storm that saw him attacked by his rival and his supporters after he had posted a Facebook message ridiculing Sabelo.
In the post, Nkabinde accused Sabelo of purporting to support Ramaphosa during the day while at night he supports Zuma’s faction.