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Sunday Times Politics Weekly

PODCAST | Is Lamola really too young or has the ANC let down its youth leaders?

Host Mike Siluma, Dr Bongani Ngqulunga and Sunday Times politics editor Sibongakonke Shoba discuss the matter

Sunday Times deputy editor
Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola says if he's asked to lead he will answer the call.
AT THE READY Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola says if he's asked to lead he will answer the call.
Image: Freddy Mavunda

In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly we look at the ANC’s succession race, which is under way in all but name. Apart from the obvious, such as President Cyril Ramaphosa and tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu, another name that has come up is that of justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola.

We consider the “youth factor” in the ANC leadership race and whether the party should have more young people in its leadership ranks.

Is Lamola jumping the succession queue by wanting to form part of the ANC’s top leadership? Where did the idea of queuing originate? Is the minister too young for top leadership? Or has the ANC let its youth members down?

Join the discussion here: 

Host Mike Siluma is joined by Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, director of the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). He is also the author of The Man Who Built the ANC, on the life of Pixley ka Isaka Seme, founding president of the ANC. Sibongakonke Shoba, Sunday Times politics editor, also joins the discussion.

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