ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola has repeated his prediction that deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe will be elected to lead the party. Addressing students at the Wits University in Johannesburg, Lamola says it will be a mistake if Motlanthe never gets to lead the party.
Earlier in the month, the Youth League officially called on Motlanthe to become president. At the time, Lamola, who was speaking during the ANCYL Nelson Mandela memorial lecture in Johannesburg, said it is tradition in the ANC for deputy presidents to be elected as president.
Also forming part of his address to Wits students yesterday, Lamola said a rainbow nation built on the foundations of the current racially based inequalities is only cosmetic. He lamented that glaring racial inequalities continue to manifest in the form of access to wealth, land, healthcare and education.
Lamola says a true rainbow nation will be built through economic redistribution, which includes placing ownership of minerals in the hands of the people.