ancylBusinessLive reports that ANC Youth League president Collen Maine has accused labour federation Cosatu of holding a gun to the ANC’s head by publicly endorsing Cyril Ramaphosa to lead the party.  

He said on Thursday following Cosatu’s announcement of the endorsement:  "It is quite unfair of them.  What they are doing is unfair to the branches of the ANC.  They are putting a gun to our heads."  The ANCYL and Maine are strong allies of President Jacob Zuma and a faction in the ANC dubbed the "premier league".  The league is expected to back African Union commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the next president of the party.  The ANC is holding its next elective conference in December next year‚ where it will elect Zuma’s successor.

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