EFF is a 'political thief' - ANCYL contender

2015-08-26 08:41
Collen Maine (ANCYL)

Collen Maine (ANCYL)

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Johannesburg - The EFF is a "political thief", ANC Youth League North West chairperson and presidential hopeful Collen Maine said on Tuesday.

"The EFF has stolen from the youth league, because most of the things they are doing, are resolutions of the congress of the youth league, not of Julius Malema," he told News24.

"The EFF can actually be termed as a political thief, because they have stolen our policy positions as the youth league."

The ANCYL had adopted the stance of "economic freedom in our lifetime" at its last national congress under the leadership of Julius Malema.

Malema was expelled from the ANC in 2012 and subsequently formed the EFF.

The leadership structures of the ANCYL were disbanded in 2013. It will elect new leaders next weekend at its long-awaited congress.

Maine said the ANCYL had to accept that it lost some members who left with Malema.

"That is why I am saying we have to go back to basics and restore the confidence of young people in the youth league.

"It's one of the tasks we are faced with as the youth league. Whether I emerge as president or not, I think it will be part of the resolutions congress will have to take," he said.

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