The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Mpumalanga has called on its alliance partners not desert the ruling party.
The League made the call in Mbombela during a function to raise funds for needy students.
Local business people and ANC Provincial Chairperson David Mabuza attended the event.
ANCYL Provincial Chairperson Tim Mashele has appealed particularly to the South African Communist Party (SACP) to continue to support the ruling party in the midst of its current differences.
“We want to plead with our alliance partners. We know that the SACP decided in their last conference that they want to serve divorce papers into this movement. We want to say to the party you can’t divorce us, divorce cannot happen now. The movement – the entire alliance movement is at its weakest. It’s the time where we need each other more than ever before…”
Mabuza has also conceded that the ANC is facing challenges.
However, he believes the ANC will weather the storm.
“This movement is getting weaker every day. The biggest challenge that came with freedom was our responsibility to govern the country; that was a new responsibility, and a very difficult responsibility… and a very tempting responsibility. It opened the floodgates of foreign tendency that crippled and eroded the ANC. Our value systems changed; we now value money more than the movement. We now value positions more that the movement…”
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Publish date : 12 August 2017 | 5:03 am