IFP Youth: ANCYL marches unnecessary

2011-10-19 23:39

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League's planned marches for economic freedom are unnecessary, the IFP Youth Brigade said on Wednesday.

"The Youth Brigade condemns them in the strongest possible terms," Inkatha Freedom Party Youth Brigade chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said in a statement.

"They will cause much unneeded economic anxiety in a country that is in desperate need of job creation and economic growth."

The Economic Freedom Youth Mass Action will be held on October 27 and 28 at Beyers Naude Square in central Johannesburg, the Chamber of Mines in Hollard street in Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Sandton and at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where a night vigil is planned.

The ANC Youth League is to march to promote the nationalisation of mines and expropriation of land without compensation.

Hlengwa said it was regrettable that the ANC succession battle would become a matter that could cripple business confidence in South Africa.

"The ANCYL is flexing their muscles to fight President [Jacob] Zuma at the collective expense of economic growth, development and stability."

The IFP Youth Brigade felt the debate on nationalisation needed to end, said Hlengwa.

"Nationalisation is not an option that we can afford to take as South Africa as a means of economic transformation and redress."

The SA Communist Party and Young Communist League have also lashed out against the ANCYL's planned march, urging its members not to participate.

Last week, the Congress of SA Trade Unions said it would join the ANCYL.

  • Thandiwe - 2011-10-20 00:19

    Viva IFP - a party that speaks some sense - I say this as a former ANC voter. The ANCYL wants to push the ANC towards more racist tendencies, and towards anti-enterprise tendencies.

      craigtjames - 2011-10-20 03:08

      Thandiwe, I have been following your posts, as well as some other African people's posts. You have to make your voices more clear - we have an election next year - you guys and gals have the power to bring changes to our country - you are the people who have grown and matured in your democracy. Bless you!!!!

      Thunukenenxeba - 2011-10-20 06:35

      I agree with you Thandi

      Sganja - 2011-10-20 08:17

      I disagree with you Thandiwe.

      Felix - 2011-10-20 08:54

      I disagree with sganga...

      Lionel - 2011-10-21 10:20

      I'm afraid that the IFP would a be worse choice than the ANC - it's run by an old fossil. If you think the ANC are inept and corrupt, the IFP make them look like amateurs. What the ANC needs to do is to get rid of the deadweight. There are still some good people in the ANC.

  • Paul - 2011-10-20 05:16

    I'm willing to put money on it that most of the people marching wouldn't know what this march is about other than supporting Malema in a blatent fight for winning power in the ANC ranks. And that is notwithstanding the fact that it is absolutely absurd topic even to march about. It's an absolute circus, one that makes educated South Africans (black, coloured, indian, white all inclusive - no racism intended)blush about our so-called leadership in this country. What does it take for Malema to get fired!!, it creates massive doubts in the ANC's internal governance and structures. The IFP is so correct and sound more worthy of running the country.

  • pirba - 2011-10-20 07:50

    The best thing our government can do for all its citizens is to show their leadership, by standing for economical growth and stand for a non-racist community!!!

  • Craig - 2011-10-20 08:13

    Well said,...about time some of the other heads of youth started to voice their common sense!

  • Merven - 2011-10-20 08:16

    How come the IFP always say intelligent things, and the ANCYL always stupid things?

      Sganja - 2011-10-20 08:19

      How come the Ancyl produced intelligent leaders, and the IFP none?

      Merven - 2011-10-20 09:41

      I'm too afraid to ask, but how much did you get for woodwork Sganja?

      Sganja - 2011-10-20 10:27

      I didn't do woodwork, it was not there during my schooling.I did maths and science..

      craigtjames - 2011-10-20 20:53

      Sganja, Intelligent, corrupt leaders who have spent R21 billion of taxpayers money on questionable ventures. I am very sorry, but referring to Merven statement above, the sad reality is that he is right, and the other reality is the there are too many uneducated people listening, agreeing and voting for the stupidities coming from the leaders. The clever leaders we have, know exactly what to say to manipulate the masses.

      Servaas - 2011-10-21 10:23

      @Sganja: Oh please do not tell me you are referring to Malema being intelligent. HA HA HA HA HA Btw, yes maths and science at today's standard is pathetic, ANC dropped the standard so low so that idiots like you and Malema can pass.

  • Ettienne - 2011-10-20 08:32

    I am impressed. There is hope for the country still.

  • Levett - 2011-10-20 09:55

    Well said Hlengwa! Go on like this and I will start voting IFP

  • Cheryl - 2011-10-21 10:07

    ANCYL is unnecessary......

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