“Motlanthe must stop attacking the ANC” – ANCYL KZN


The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal has reportedly lashed out at former President Kgalema Motlanthe, over his comments that the ruling party had lost its ability to maintain a united and non-racial society.

In an interview over the weekend, Motlanthe also stated that the party’s views on internal democracy had become “impaired, and that its recent use of so-called “bullying” tactics in Parliament, was having an effect on minority race groups.

“The policies are in place, the constitution is in place, but if those in power can pick and choose when to adhere, when not to adhere then we have a very difficult situation,” he said.

Addressing the media at the press conference in Durban on Tuesday, ANCYL provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo said while they respect Motlanthe, “he needs to refrain from attacking the ANC”.

“He is one of the tried and tested leaders in the ANC, however he is a member of the ANC. Whatever challenges that the ANC has, are not taken outside. You can’t take your dirty linen and hang it outside for everyone to see,” News24 quoted him saying.

“He must not now pose himself as the alpha and the omega of the ANC. He is a member like any other member and must abide by the constitution of the ANC. We want to continue respecting comrade Motlanthe, but [he must know] that we lose all respect for anyone who disrespects the ANC”.