ANCYL calls for minister’s head

2010-06-30 12:08

President Jacob Zuma should fire Sport and Recreation Minister

Makhenkesi Stofile because he has performed “shockingly” during the World Cup,

the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in eThekwini has said.

ANCYL regional chairperson Lindela Ngwazi said: “We believe that

Stofile has been a periphery figure during the soccer World Cup.”

The league believed the minister’s overall performance during the

tournament was shocking, he said.

“We have noticed that Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana has

always been in the spotlight since the start of the tournament and the sports

minister was nowhere to be seen,” he said.

He said as the minister of sport, Stofile should be visible and

play a leading role during the tournament.

“We have now lost all confidence in him and we therefore call on

the president to immediately replace him with a more energetic person who will

represent the aspirations of millions of young people of South Africa,” said

Ngwazi.

The minister’s office was not immediately available to

comment.

Ngwazi said the youth league believed that Minister of Police Nathi

Mthethwa, his deputy Fikile Mbalula and the national police commissioner,

General Bheki Cele had excelled during the cup.

“They have done well in ensuring that thousands of our visitors are

safe,” he said.



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