ANC reprimands Youth League

2010-07-01 11:41

The ANC has accused an ANC Youth League region of ill-discipline

and “naked opportunism” after it called for sport and recreation minister

Makhenkesi Stofile to be sacked.

The governing party said today that it was outraged by the

“divisive and misplaced” comments by the Youth League’s eThekwini (Durban)


It said a region of the league had no place to pass judgments on

the performance of a Cabinet minister on matters unrelated to the league.

The ANC said: “These unfortunate utterances betray glaring

ignorance of the league on the work of the Cabinet’s collective organising the

2010 Soccer World Cup.

 These utterances also smack (sic) of ill-discipline and

defiance of the national executive committee decision calling on all structures

of the movement not to attack and undermine each other in public.”

Structures should raise problems within the movement and not

through “media posturing and naked opportunism”, the ruling party said.

The ANC had full confidence in Stofile and Cabinet’s collective

responsibility for organising the tournament.

The league’s eThekwini chairperson Lindela Ngwazi said yesterday

that President Jacob Zuma should fire Stofile because he had performed

“shockingly” during the 2010 World Cup.

Ngwazi said: “We believe that Stofile has been a periphery figure

during the soccer World Cup.

Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana has always

been in the spotlight since the start of the tournament and the sports minister

was nowhere to be seen.”

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