President Jacob Zuma addressed the main event of Youth Day in Ventersdorp in the North West on Friday. President Zuma paid tribute to the Youth of 1976 who faced the brutality of the Apartheid regime, which responded with guns on unarmed students who were fighting against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. President Zuma reiterated that the Youth of 2017 is fighting for freedom from poverty, inequality and unemployment. It is common knowledge that some of those who took part in the 1976 riots went into exile, and fought the Apartheid regime from other African countries and abroad. The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association has a sizeable number of the Youth of 1976 within its ranks. Meanwhile, the MKMVA held a press briefing today, where it announced its preferred names for the African National Congress’ Top Six positions. Top on the list is Dr Nkosazana-Zuma as the next leader of the ANC. Amongst others, the list has Free State Premier Ace Magashule as Secretary General, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as Treasurer-general, and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza as President. But why did Police Minister Fikile Mbalula fail to make the cut?
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