ANC Youth League is not weak - Maine

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

ANCYL president Collen Maine. (Supplied)

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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.

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