ANCYL backtracks, reopens chapter on Malema

2010-02-25 14:57

THE ANC Youth League reopened the chapter on its president Julius

Malema today, with its KwaZulu-Natal branches saying they would defend his right

to do business with anyone.

“We believe that even if [comrade] Malema is in business, he has

not contravened any law or code of ethics by his involvement in business

activities. President Malema is neither a member of Parliament nor a Cabinet

minister,” they said.

Yesterday, the league said it had closed the chapter on the

controversy over Malema’s assets and company directorships.

It viewed the attack on Malema as a “declaration of war” saying “it

leaves us with no choice but to hit back with our maximum force we have at our


It said there was no such thing as a “tenderpreneur”, and defended

the government’s tender system as “transparent”.

“As the ANCYL we will encourage our president to fully participate

in business so that he is able to inspire our young South Africans who are

passionate about business.”

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