What has Manuel done? Malema asks

2011-06-22 08:45

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema wanted to know what “Planning” Minister Trevor Manuel had done since taking office three years ago, in an interview with SAFM today.

“It’s almost three years and nothing has come out,” said Malema of Manuel, who heads the National Planning Commission in the presidency.

Malema said he had only produced a document diagnosing the country’s problems.

“Minister Manuel is one of the most celebrated ministers. Nothing has come out, except a document that seeks to diagnose the crisis in South Africa. But there is no plan. Minister Manuel has no plan.

“We want him to develop a plan, he is a planning minister,” Malema told host Xolani Gwala.

Malema said people could not continue to wait any longer. He said the league was in the spotlight after adopting as its policies plans for the nationalisation of mines and the expropriation of land without compensation, as ways of addressing economic imbalances in South Africa.

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