Lamola pleads with ANC
ANC Youth League Deputy President Ronald Lamola called on its mother body not to lose hope in its children.
CAPE TOWN - ANC Youth League Deputy President Ronald Lamola has called on its mother body not to lose hope in its children.
Lamola addressed an economic seminar at the University of Cape Town on Wednesday night.
He reiterated that only through the nationalisation of mines and expropriation of land can blacks become active participants in the country's economy.
He also praised Congress of the South African Trade Union (Cosatu) General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi for taking a lead in defending the rights of workers.
Lamola urged the ruling party not to turn its back on them.
“The ANC must never abandon, it must never lose hope on its children. The young leaders of the youth league, who are expelled today, can be a productive force tomorrow.”
He was referring to the recent expulsion of former league leader Julius Malema, Sindiso Magaqa and Floyd Shivambu.
The trio were expelled after they were found guilty of sowing divisions within the party.
Meanwhile, ANCYL members on Wednesday burnt tyres outside the ruling party’s office in the North West.
They were protesting against the ANC Provincial Executive Committee’s decision to disband the Ngaka Modiri Molema region.
Angry protesters tried to storm the office before the police intervened.
The ANC has slammed their actions.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)