EThekwini ANCYL backs Zuma

2016-11-28 17:17

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Durban – The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in eThekwini has followed the example of its provincial leadership and backed President Jacob Zuma, following calls from within the national executive committee (NEC) for him to step down.

"The African National Congress Youth League eThekwini region stands with President Jacob Zuma who is facing an opportunistic attack to his leadership at the national executive committee meeting currently underway in Pretoria," the league said on Monday.

In a statement, the ANCYL called for Zuma to retain his position as president of the country and the ANC until his terms of office come to an end.

"Any attempt to remove President Zuma from his position engineered by agents of white monopoly capital will not succeed."

According to the league, the party needed to carefully consider who it elected in its NEC next year.

"The ANC can no longer afford electing people through slates because that creates summertime revolutionaries such as the ones attacking President Zuma today."

'Regime change agenda'

The league added that it had faith in national president Collen Maine and secretary Njabulo Nzuza.

"[They will] be able to isolate those captured by white monopoly capital and to successfully defeat their regime change agenda."

News24 earlier reported that at least three members of Zuma's Cabinet had led an impassioned call for him to step down or for the NEC to vote to remove him.

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi asked him to resign. They were strongly supported by ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu.

The president's alleged improper relationship with the Gupta family, the decline in ANC support during the local government elections and the Nkandla scandal were given as reasons for him to step down.

The ANC in the province threw its weight behind Zuma earlier in the day saying there was no cause for him to be removed. 

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