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ANCYL defends Limpopo protest

The ANCYL in Limpopo said it would be unfair to exclude pupils from Thursday’s march.

ANCYL members march to the Western Cape legislature on 27 July 2012. Picture: Nathan Adams/EWN

LIMPOPO - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) on Thursday hit back at criticism that its march in Limpopo disrupted schooling in Seshego.

The organisation protested against Cabinet's decision to place five provincial departments under administration.

The Education Department condemned the League's call for pupils to form part of its march to the Premier Cassel Mathale's office.

The province has been embroiled in a textbook crisis after pupils failed to receive learning material for seven months.

ANCYL spokesperson Nono Mabunda said it would be unfair to exclude pupils from Thursday's march, as they too were affected by government decisions.

"[The march] cannot be called a disruption of schooling because these young people came to demand what is rightfully theirs."