The African National Congress is starting its “dispute resolution process” in a bid to address the a.
The ANC Youth League on Friday left no doubt about its opposition to the notion of "two centres of power".
Youth League president Fikile Mbalula said: "We remain steadfast that there cannot be two centres of power because that would be disastrous for our country."
He said if the ANC president was also not the president of the country, "petty democratic differences" between the two individuals could make the ANC vulnerable to "forces opposed to our revolution".
Last week at the ANC policy conference, the ANCYL proposed a compromise on the issue, which was adopted.
Secretary-general Kgalema Motlanthe said the decision boiled down to "general agreement that the ANC president should preferably be the ANC candidate for the president of the republic." - Sapa