ANCYL lauds ‘transparent leaders’ on ANC lists

2014-03-12 08:30

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The ANC Youth League has applauded the mother body on its candidate lists submitted to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

“The ANC Youth League applauds the ANC’s commitment in moving South Africa forward to a better life ... through transparent and prudent leaders to represent it in the legislatures,” spokesperson Bandile Masuku said in a statement yesterday.

“The ANC Youth League has contributed a pool of its current and former leaders to all provincial legislatures, national council of provinces and the National Assembly.”

The African National Congress submitted its list of candidates for Parliament and provincial legislatures to the IEC yesterday.

Masuku said the core of leaders would continue to champion and represent the aspirations of young people in particular, and of those who still had to be reached by the good work of the ANC.

“We have full confidence in their capacity to live up to the expectations of the movement and we implore them to maintain focus and dare not linger in prosecuting the tasks of our struggle for progressive social change,” he said.

Masuku said the lists reinforced the central task of the ANCYL as a critical body of opinion and a preparatory political school in the ANC, which remained a source of new capable and dynamic young leaders for the ANC.

President Jacob Zuma was number one on the ANC’s National Assembly list followed by party deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Two former ANCYL presidents, Malusi Gigaba and Fikile Mbalula, were on the list as well as former ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola and former treasurer Pule Mabe.

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