Be less diplomatic, Zuma tells ANCYL

2016-01-08 19:20
(Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

(Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Rustenburg - The ANC Youth League needs to be less diplomatic and defend the ANC, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

"Diplomacy belongs to us older people, not you," he said at a cake cutting event at the Rustenburg Civic Centre during the ANC’s 104th anniversary celebrations.

"Tell them as it is [to] whoever stands in the way of the ANC. We won’t reprimand you and say you have gone astray, but you must do it in a disciplined way."

Zuma said the ANCYL could not sit back while people attacked the ANC day and night. He said the "young lions" had to use social media such as Twitter and WhatsApp to defend the party.

"You need to defend the ANC, it is your duty. Now that the revolution is under threat, you must be at the forefront. That is the truth," Zuma said.

The ANC was holding its 104th birthday celebrations in the North West this weekend. Zuma would deliver the ANC's traditional January 8 statement at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.

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