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YCL lashes out at ANCYL leadership

The Young Communist League (YCL) has called out the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) on what they called attempts to get the SA Communist Party (SACP) General Secretary, Blade Nzimande, axed.

YCL National Secretary, Maluleke Dlelanga, says their ANC counterparts have been gunning for SACP ministers.

“It’s not a secret that the ANCYL has approached the President of the country to say he must recall the majority of communist ministers. They are hungry for power and are even prepared to be sworn into positions on Christmas.”

Dlelanga is lambasting what he calls ‘self-proclaimed king makers’ saying some people have taken over the task of ANC branches.

“There are people who want to undermine the role of the branches and to be the branches themselves. We must try to avoid people who want to be above the organisation.”

Relations between the Tripartheid Alliance have been strained recently

The relations between the Tripartheid Alliance have been strained recently with rumours of communist ministers on the line making the rounds.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the SACP have been tightening up relations, accusing the ANC of side-lining them.

The newly signed tax laws are the latest fuel in the strained relations.

Dlelanga says they will be joining Cosatu in rolling mass action against the laws.

Regardless of strained relations, the league says it will be canvassing for the ANC in the upcoming local government elections.

The YCL also says they will be pushing government to implement a Comprehensive Social Security Net.

As part of the Progressive Youth Alliance, they will be embarking on various programs to empower young people.

In the spirit of making education fashionable, they also support the Department of Basic Education’s “Read to Lead” program.

The league has also called on university students to go back to class.

– By Angela Bolowana

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