Motlanthe is the future, ANCYL says

2012-12-13 22:25
Kgalema Motlanthe (Picture: Beeld)

Kgalema Motlanthe (Picture: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League said on Thursday it was excited that Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe accepted a nomination to stand for election as ANC president

Motlanthe's spokesperson Thabo Masebe earlier confirmed the news, saying: "The deputy president was informed by the electoral commission of the ANC that he was nominated for three positions - president, deputy president, and additional member [of the national executive committee].

"He informed the electoral commission that he would be accepting those nominations," said Masebe.

The ANCYL said Motlanthe was a "fearless leader who refused to be intimidated and stood by ANC principles" and is "indeed the future of the ANC and the future of South Africa".

"Unlike many members and even leaders who continue to erode the founding values and traditions of the ANC by going out to campaign for themselves, comrade Kgalema has reaffirmed the notion that leadership of the ANC is earned through service."

The ANCYL urged party members to stand their ground in the face of tough opposition, saying its decision to lobby for Motlanthe was the right one.

"In Mangaung, victory is certain. The ANC shall regain its integrity and the overwhelming confidence of the people through its conduct and the decisions it takes," it said.

In a news briefing on Thursday, the ANC declined to release the names of those who had accepted nominations ahead of the Mangaung elective conference which starts on Sunday.

Read more on:    anc  |  ancyl  |  kgalema motlanthe  |  mangaung 2012  |  politics

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