ANCYL hates communists - SACP

2015-10-07 20:07
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Johannesburg – The South African Communist Party in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday told the ANC Youth League that it was not surprised at its denial of the existence of a "premier league".

In a statement issued by SACP provincial secretary Themba Mthembu, the party said the "young lions" hated communists.

"We take note of the ANCYL KZN leadership clique on their denial of the existence of the so-called premier league," Mthembu said.

Mthembu said the "premier league" term first surfaced during factional campaigns leading up to the women's and youth league national conferences.

On Monday, the ANCYL accused the SACP of trying to link the "premier league" to the outcomes of the ANCYL national congress.

Provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo said he was surprised at why the SACP would discuss a "concocted animal" called the "premier league," something, he said, didn’t exist.

The "premier league" allegedly includes Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza, North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo and Free State Premier Ace Magashule.

The three also chair the ANC in their respective provinces.

It is alleged that their plan is to entrench themselves as leaders or kingmakers for 2017 when the ANC would elect President Jacob Zuma’s successor.

"We are not surprised by such denialism. It was the same with... the existence of HIV and Aids…" said Mthembu.

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