ANC slams GP ANCYL over stance on Life Esidimeni tragedy
The ANC has lashed out on the ANCYL in Gauteng for pressing charges against Premier Makhura and former MEC Mahlangu for the tragedy which resulted in 94 deaths.
The ruling party says that what happened to the 94 patients who died after being moved from Life Esidimeni is a “devastating, traumatic catastrophe” that should never be repeated.
The mother body is seething after the league in Gauteng joined opposition parties in pressing charges against Premier David Makhur a and former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu for their handling of the tragedy.
ANC finds the statements of the ANC YL in Gauteng atrocious, despicable & unbefitting not only members of the ANC but humanity at large— African National Congress (@MYANC) February 3, 2017
ANC calls on the ANCYL nationally & @GautengANC to strongly reprimand the Gauteng ANC Youth League for their inhumane behaviour.— African National Congress (@MYANC) February 3, 2017
The ANC says the movement and its structures should be focusing on supporting the bereaved families and not displays of disunity. The ANC says that the movement and its structures should be focusing on supporting the bereaved families and not displays of disunity.
During this difficult period, all structures of our movement should be focusing their energies on supporting the bereaved families— African National Congress (@MYANC) February 3, 2017
Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says: “This is not a time to grandstand. Even if there are issues, for example, their comment on the replacement of the MEC by Gwen Ramokgopa was inappropriate.”
Read an explainer below, courtesy of Section27:
(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)