‘Dlamini must be fired if responsible for Sassa debacle’ – ANCYL in KZN

2017-03-13 16:09
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Durban - If Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is responsible for the Sassa debacle, then she should be fired, the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal said on Monday.

"Those who slept on duty," leading to the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) crisis should face consequences, regardless of who they were, provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo told reporters in Durban.

"We support absolutely no-one involved in this mess, including the minister, if she's responsible for the debacle."

They were not supporting opposition parties calling for Dlamini to be held accountable, but "standing with the people" instead.

The ANCYL was briefing media on the resolutions taken at the first provincial executive committee meeting at the weekend.

Provincial ANCYL chairperson Kwazi Mshengu said the PEC had noted with shock the ANC’s decision not to support the motion to amend section 25 of the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation.

"The PEC noted that the land dispossession of our people, and consequently their wealth, was the main issue which resulted in the formation of the ANC. Without land, people have no wealth and as such we believe that our call for economic freedom in our lifetime cannot be championed outside the struggle for our land," he said.

Mshengu said they wanted the harshest punishment imposed on banks implicated in the alleged manipulation of foreign currency trading.  

"To design a process with the intention to cripple the currency of the state is nothing but to undermine the effectiveness of the state," he said.

The league intended mobilising provincial government departments, municipalities, and ANC supporters to bank with Ithala Bank.

Sabelo added that "those who stole the land" must volunteer to give it back.

"It was stolen land. They must just hand it back without compensation."

He said the EFF's call for land restitution was merely a political stunt.

"If the ANC raises that motion in Parliament, the EFF will not support it," Sabelo said.

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