Thuthukile Zuma is one of seven shortlisted candidates being considered for the new board of the National Youth Development Agency (Nyda).
Zuma is the youngest daughter of former president. Jacob Zuma and dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
Nyda is a state institution established in 2008 to tackle the challenges facing South African youth.
A subcommittee consisting of members of the elected committee on health and social services and the parliamentary portfolio committee on women, youth and people with disabilities’ report with this shortlist was adopted by the respective committees on Wednesday.
The National Assembly (NA) has yet to approve the candidates before Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa can appoint them.
In addition to Zuma jr. the other shortlisted candidates are Karabo Mohale, Paballo Ponoane, Moloali Sekaka, Avela Mjajubana, Lukhona Mnguni and John Mtsweni, who were the previous chairmen of Nyda.
Luyolo Mphithi, DA spokesperson on women, the youth and people with disabilities, said in a statement on Wednesday that the DA was considering legal action over the shortlist.
He objected to candidates having ties to the ANC and said it had unfairly favored them.
Mtsweni has served on the national executive committee of the ANC Youth League, Ponoane works for the ANC Women’s League in Gauteng and Zuma was an executive member of a branch of the ANC Youth League.
“The DA will not sit and watch parliament passively allow Nyda’s council to be transformed into a school full of ANC cadres,” Mphithi said.