The youth league earlier this week endorsed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their preferred candidate to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ANC president and named five other preferred candidates to replace the ANC's remaining leaders.
This despite ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe recently saying nominations would only open in September.
The ANCYL's remaining list of candidates are: Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza, as ANC deputy president; Ace Magashule, as secretary general; Jessie Duarte, as the deputy secretary-general; Fikile Mbalula as the second deputy secretary-general; Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, as Treasurer General and Nathi Mthethwa as ANC chairperson.
Commenting on this list, Mbalula on Twitter urged the youth league to rally behind Gauteng Premier David Makhura as a replacement for Mantashe.
He added that Makhura had all the "ingredients you like in a leader".
If somebody asked I'll say David Makhura will make a good good Secretary General for the Anc #ThinkingBeyondFactions
Ancyl let's rally behind David Makhura as a replacement to Gweede Mantashe #ThinkingBeyondFactions
Makhura has all the ingredients you like in a good leader #ThinkingBeyondFactions
Mbalula blasted Magashule, adding that the Free State premier would destroy what remained of the ANC.
Ace Magashule a definite no no no the man will finish what is remaining of our movement he will kill it inffect #Thinkingaloudbeyond
Speaking of his own inclusion, Mbalula said he already ran his race and was defeated in Mangaung. He closed off by assuring followers that his account had not been hacked.
I ran my race I was defeated in mangaung am not party to any faction David Makhura is a good damn good Leader hard working and honest cde...
My account is not hacked..