YCL lash out at ANCYL criticism

2009-12-15 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Young Communist League (YCL) have lashed out at the province’s ANCYL for criticizing the SACP for booing ANCYL president Julius Malema during the communists’ congress in Polokwane.

YCL provincial spokesman Mafika Ndebele said that the KZN ANCYL should refrain from making statements against the SACP, based on the articles they read in newspapers. Ndebele said that, if the ANCYL in the province wants to know what happened at the SACP’s conference, they should convene a meeting and it will be explained to them.

Ndebele added that it was time for the YCL to teach the ANCYL, nationally and provincially, about politics and the culture of robust debate, and that they will not tolerate those who make statements against the SACP.

The YCL’s comments follow a statement issued by KZN ANCYL secretary, Bheki Mtolo, on Saturday, who said that they are “disgusted by the arrogant behaviour of delegates at the SACP Special Congress, who booed and hurled insults at our Malema”.

Mtolo said that, pre-Polokwane, the same SACP complained about former President Thabo Mbeki’s leadership, and now that there is a culture of open debate within the ANC-led Alliance, the SACP finds it correct to continuously insult any ANC leader who dares to differ with their view.

“The SACP finds it acceptable to continuously attack our leaders but then cry foul when one of us dares respond to their insults.”

“The tendency of the SACP to always label those that oppose them with insulting terms shows that their debate is devoid of any logic. This is a clear indication that the culture of progressive politics has disappeared within the ranks of the SACP,” said Mtolo.

He said the KZN ANCYL will lead a revolt against the SACP if they continue to insult ANC leaders.

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