Oros to stalwarts: We could have done better
ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine believes his generation might have done a better job than the party’s stalwarts if they had been there in the 1960s.
Maine, who is popularly known as Oros, yesterday attacked the ANC veterans who have spoken out against President Jacob Zuma, saying they were owed nothing.
Maine and eThekwini chairperson Zandile Gumede both used the ANCYL eThekwini regional conference in Durban to call on ANC members to close ranks around Zuma.
Turning to the ANC stalwarts who have called for Zuma democratic revolution”.
Saying that Madonsela should “rest in peace”, Maine told delegates that they should defend Zuma, not because “I like him” but because “he is the president of the ANC”.
Maine tore into Madonsela, saying he had been “reliably told that she is joining the DA” . He challenged why the ANC government should fund a commission of inquiry for her when it would be aimed at “bringing the ANC down”.
Gumede also rallied to Zuma’s defence, saying the “real veterans must rise to defend the ANC, not amafake”.
Among the “fake” veterans who have spoken out are Rivonia trialists Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada and Denis Goldberg