Mabe aims to be ANCYL leader: Report

By Drum Digital
04 June 2012

Reinstated ANC Youth League treasurer general Pule Mabe is apparently aiming to succeed Julius Malema as president of the league, it was reported on Monday.

The Times reported that Mabe, who was speaking at a Gauteng ANCYL meeting at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto campus on Sunday, seemed to confirm reports that he had ambitions to lead the league.

"If you are a leader and you don't have ambition, then quit . Our members must be inspired that their leaders are not cowards. We have ambitions," he said.

Mabe, who was removed from his position following a vote of no confidence last month, was reinstated after African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe reportedly intervened.

Simon Molefe, the Gauteng ANC's deputy chairman, said the province would support Mabe.

"Comrade [Mabe] has been part of us and we will continue to make sure that people who have been expelled from the movement don't run the organisation from their graves," he said.

"We are not going to allow that. So no one must go and stay in his [Malema's] farm [in Polokwane] and hope that the youth league worship him continuously," he said.

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