We have old people sleeping in Parliament - ANCYL

2016-06-10 17:41


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Pietermaritzburg - ANCYL deputy president Desmond Moela wants sleeping Members of Parliament to make way for the younger set who can protect the ANC and South Africa. 

“We have old people there in the national Parliament who are sleeping each and every day, while there are young people who have capacity to protect the organisation,” Moela said.

He was speaking in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday evening as part of the 40th anniversary of the June 16 uprising.

KwaZulu-Natal ANC top brass, including provincial chairperson Sihle Zikalala and secretary Supa Zuma, were in the audience, along with youth league activists.

It was time to protect the party leadership and the country against thugs. The ANCYL could not do so outside Parliament, he said. 

Moela urged Zikalala to raise the issue of infusing young blood in Parliament with the ANC's national leaders.

During a sitting in April, the EFF accused International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane of sleeping.

In a veiled reference to the EFF, he said there were youth league members with the energy and capacity to protect ANC leaders from thugs.

“Julius and them are just a small drop in the ocean. We are not worried about those thugs who went to the extent of stealing our policies,” he said, referring to EFF leader Julius Malema. 

He said the ANCYL would continue calling for a 40% representation of young people all sectors of government, as this was the only way to ensure the future was in safe hands.

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