ANC spokesperson on the offensive
ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe has lashed out at different ANC youth league structures releasing statements defending former president Jacob Zuma and insulting ANC Youth League’s national task team coordinator Sibongile Besani for quitting.
The league, which was dissolved last year, is set to sit for its 26th national conference next month.
Different provincial structures of the league – including those in Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo and
Kwa-Zulu Natal – as well as the national task team, expressed anger at a warrant of arrest being issued against the former president for his failure to attend proceedings in his corruption trial.
They have condemned the decision by the KZN High Court in Pietermaritzburg, labelling it as “vindictive”.
It threatened to mobilise in defence of the former leader.
The task team’s statement, which was issued on behalf of both its convener Thandi Mahambehlala
and Besani, resulted in Besani resigning from his role, complaining that it was done in his name without his awareness of such a stance.
“It’s never happened that structures of the league that don’t have legitimacy can speak in a manner that the youth league is doing today,” said Mabe.
He was speaking at the funeral service of former ANCYL Peter Mokaba regional chairperson Castro Modiba in Limpopo on Saturday. – News24 wire