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Youth reject Sexwale, Zuma - survey

South African youth prefer Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale (C) jokes with comrades during a break at the ANC's National Executive Committee meeting in Irene, 18 May 2012. Picture: SAPA
Jacob Zuma,Kgalema Motlanthe,Tokyo Sexwale,Human Settlements Department
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JOHANNESBURG – South African youth do not want President Jacob Zuma or Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale to lead the country, a survey revealed on Monday.

Sexwale on Sunday said ANC leaders should either face change or removal.

He appears to be campaigning for the ANC's presidency.

Pondering Panda's Butch Rice said nearly 4,000 people were asked which leader they would prefer.

“We put the two, Zuma and Sexwale, up next to each other. We asked the youth who would like to see as the next South African president.”

Rice said 64 percent of respondents said neither.

In May, young people were asked if they preferred Zuma or Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

“There we found Motlanthe is twice as popular as Zuma, which explains why Zuma chose to go to Mexico instead of attending a rally on Saturday.”

It is still not clear if Motlanthe will challenge the party’s leadership during December’s elective conference in Mangaung.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)



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