Soobiah: ‘humbled’ to be elected to ANCYL’s nec

2011-06-24 00:00

CONTROVERSIAL Msunduzi ANC councillor Rachel Soobiah was nominated to a high-profile position in the national executive committee (NEC) of the ANC Youth League during its four-day congress in Gauteng at the weekend.

Angry ANC members recently questioned how Soobiah, who is openly flouting council by-laws by running an illegal boarding house, could be an example to other citizens.

She told The Witness,“I am very humbled and excited to be part of the ANCYL NEC because this shows that the youth league has faith in my leadership skills and they want me to do work for youth of this country rather than being only confined to working in the province.”

“I am grateful to my family, especially my husband and children, for giving me support in order to do my work effectively because it is not easy to be a politician when you are a woman,” she said. Soobiah is also a member of the National Youth Development Agency in KZN.

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