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YCL: Continued growth in factionalism hurting ANC

The league says corruption & gate keeping in the ANC has led to big business capturing the key leading figures.

Young Communist League (YCL) of South Africa National Secretary Mluleki Dlelanga. Picture: @SACP1921.

JOHANNESBURG – The Young Communist League (YCL) says the continued growth in factionalism in the African National Congress (ANC) and leaders who are only concerned about enriching themselves is a concern for it.

The league’s National Secretary Mluleki Dlelanga says factionalism is aimed at benefiting only some and does not have the interests of the revolution at heart.

The league held its third national council declaration in Soweto over the weekend.

Dlelanga says corruption and gate keeping in the governing party has led to big business capturing the key leading figures.

He says the fact that the revolution is being hijacked is evident in the amount of factionalism in the ANC.

“Look at what’s been happening, for instance, that in each conference of the ANC there are two groups that will contest each other, in a very clumsy way of handling things and sometimes in a brutal way of handling things which results in splinter groups that form their own organisation.”

Dlelanga says a consultative conference to resolve the factionalism and corruption within the ANC could be the best chance the party has.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)