ANC Youth League is not weak - Maine

2015-12-02 14:21
ANCYL president Collen Maine. (Supplied)

ANCYL president Collen Maine. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bloemfontein – ANC Youth League (ANCYL) President Collen Maine vowed on Wednesday to do everything in his power to prove that the youth league was not "weak".

"There is a perception in the country that suggests that the youth league doesn't have a plan and that we are weak, and that is not true," Maine told reporters in Bloemfontein.

"We just want to send a message of hope to our youth. We will do everything in our power to prove that the youth league is not for sale... it is a movement of the people."

He said they intended going to each municipality around the country to hold the government accountable.

"Young people are supposed to be the ones in charge, so from next year we want councillors that are young and ready to do the work – we want young people to be in charge of the economy."

Maine said he would be in the Mangaung Metro Municipality frequently in order to "save" the city ahead of next year's local elections. 

He also said that the ANCYL would embark on the #RegistrationFeesMustFall campaign next year.

"We have realised that education is expensive in the country, and the poor can't afford it, so we want to mobilise the masses to access free education," he said.

Read more on:    ancyl  |  collen maine  |  bloemfontein  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.