Johannesburg – The Young Communist League should be ashamed of claiming that Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza had been an apartheid security branch member, a spokesperson said on Monday."It is ridiculous and utter garbage to even suggest that Lieutenant General Ntlemeza was in one point of his professional life associated with the so-called special branch or security branch," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.YCL spokesperson Khaya Xaba on Monday repeated claims they had made previously that Ntlemeza was a former apartheid security branch member who could not be trusted and should be fired."He is continuing the agendas of the apartheid era in a democratic country," he said.Mulaudzi said Ntlemeza was never a member of the security branch in the former Transkei, Gauteng or Limpopo, where he had worked. He had never participated in any illegal activities of the apartheid police. "The statements of the YCL are very dangerous, taking into consideration the sensitivity of South Africa’s history, where many innocent people lost their lives, whilst others are still searching for their long-lost loved ones." Ntlemeza’s accomplishments and credentials spoke for themselves, Mulaudzi said.The YCL should be helping the Hawks, but were instead spreading lies to the South African public, he added. Mulaudzi called on the YCL to apologise to Ntlemeza. Xaba said the YCL intended making a presentation to President Jacob Zuma, listing the reasons why Ntlemeza should be sacked.