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(From Financial Mail)
Byline: Ferial Haffajee
ANC Youth League GIGABA - MBEKI'S NEW MOKABA ANC Youth League president Malusi Gigaba is emerging as President Thabo Mbeki's new Peter Mokaba, the league's former president who was Mbeki's lightning rod and shield.
In the past month, Gigaba has weighed in against the Left after a mild critique of the ANC-in-government by SA Communist Party deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin; and against ANC national chairman Mosiuoa Lekota for saying all ANC leadership positions should be contested at the party's December conference.
It's a mirror image of the role Mokaba, who died in June, played for Mbeki.
Mokaba emerged as ANC kingmaker after …