It’s time to make way for younger leadership: Maine

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has vowed to campaign to have ANC leadership that is reflective of the youthful nature of the country.

The league held its commemoration of the June 16 Soweto Uprisings at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban where President Jacob Zuma was a keynote speaker.

The event was also attended by past presidents Malusi Gigaba and Fikile Mbalula as well as its former convener, Mzwandile Masina.
ANCYL President, Collen Maine, said the time has come for the old guard to make way for a new generation.

“It is time for us to take over the African National Congress and propel the revolution forward. We are saying this without fear and favour. The country is young and hat must reflect in the leadership of our movement…”
President Zuma said their time for leadership will come, urging them to come up with innovative ways to mobilise young people to vote for the ANC during the upcoming local elections.

Zuma said they should at all times stick to the values and principles on which the league was formed in 1944.

He says league members must always be concerned about the reconstruction and development the country and its future.

With just 39 days to the August local polls, Zuma unveiled the Countdown Clock at the KwaZulu-Natal ANC Provincial head offices where he said power to govern can only come through getting enough votes to change things for the better.

The president also used the occasion to condemn the burning of public property during protests.

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