ANC veterans scold young leaders

2011-09-07 20:03
Durban - The ANC Youth League's leaders joined the ruling party because it was fashionable, the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) said on Wednesday.

"When we joined the ANC it was [all] about the liberation movement," MKMVA KwaZulu-Natal secretary Nameh Mogale said.

He said the MKMVA wanted to discuss political debates with the league, because its members were too young to learn from the experiences of the "revolution".

He condemned "acts of gangsterism" by supporters of the league's leadership at the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters in Johannesburg during disciplinary hearings last week.

"We are calling for disciplinary action against any so-called member of the broader congress movement who participated in the burning of our ANC flag," Mogale said.

"This act represents the greatest insult in the history of the ANC. The culprits should be expelled."

He said issues plaguing the ANC were not new, and the party had gone through "these processes" before.

"We believe and are convinced that these acts are just symptoms of a broader agenda aimed at undermining the unity of the post Polokwane collective leadership led by our President Jacob Zuma," Mogale said.

"Our aim is to continuously strive to unmask supporters, funders and handlers of this counter-revolutionary agenda. We thus call for the re-establishment of our internal security structures."

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