Economic battle being twisted - Shivambu

2013-06-12 21:57
Floyd Shivambu (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The disbanding of ANCYL structures is distorting the struggle for economic freedom, former league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said on Wednesday.

"When dissolving more than 80% of ANC Youth League-elected structures... the national task team (NTT)... distorted the struggle for economic freedom," he said in a statement on behalf of the Economic Freedom Fighters.

NTT co-ordinator Magasela Mzobe could not immediately be reached for comment.

The NTT announced on Monday it disbanded ANCYL structures in Limpopo, Free State, North West, and Northern Cape.

Shivambu said the NTT's calls for a new theory on economic freedom were "utter nonsense".

"These continued distortions of economic freedom in our lifetime, further justify the need to discuss whether the ANC is a vehicle to carry forward the struggle for economic freedom in our lifetime," he said.

Shivambu said the "economic freedom fighters" movement had received "tremendous" support and input from different South Africans, and it would hold consultative forums.

He said the central question to be asked was whether the movement should remain in the ANC, advocating for radical change until the ANC accepted it.

It would discuss whether it should be a independent movement, not aligned to any political party, or whether it should start a new party to contest the general elections.

It was reported on Tuesday that expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema was preparing to form a political venture, the Economic Freedom Fighters.

- SAPA
Read more on:    anc  |  ancyl  |  floyd shivambu  |  magasela mzobe  |  julius malema  |  johannesburg  |  politics
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