ANCYL takes a swipe at Mantashe

2016-08-18 20:15
ANCYL logo. (Supplied)

ANCYL logo. (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has hit out at party secretary general Gwede Mantashe after he recently made statements that it would be easier for some in the party to resign than for them to be asked to leave.  

"We do not support the call made by Gwede Mantashe of people resigning. If he wants to resign he must do so alone. The ANC Youth League believes that all the current NEC members must come to an early conference to account," ANCYL secretary general Njabulo Nzuza told journalists.

The league's spokesperson Mlondi Mkhize said the ANCYL was expressing its views just as Mantashe had done in the past in his criticism of youth leadership.

"No one was asking what are relations with the SG [Mantashe] of the ANC when he was saying 'blah blah blah' about the youth league. We are equally expressing our views," Mkhize said.

The ANCYL also called for the expulsion of all corrupt cadres in the party.

"It is time that those who are corrupt must suffer the consequences. The ANC cannot be defined as corrupt because of people who are self-serving and end up tainting the ANC and its integrity. There are people who taint the name of the organisation busy drinking champagne and expensive whisky while they taint the name of our glorious movement.

"The ANC must now, more than ever, deal with the people who taint the image of the organisation. Those found guilty of corruption must be expelled from the organisation," he said.

When journalists asked Nzuza if that meant that the youth league was advocating for the removal of President Jacob Zuma, an impassioned Nzuza said, "You must look at the Public Protector's report. It's very clear. It says the president unduly benefited, not through his doing but through the doing of his administration. It is not correct and it must stop here. There is no court that has found him corrupt."

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found Zuma had unduly benefited from upgrades of his homestead in Nkandla which cost the taxpayer R246m.

Read more on:    anc  |  ancyl  |  gwede mantashe  |  politics

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