ANCYL calls on senior party leaders to consider retirement

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African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) President Collen Malatje has called on ANC leaders who have been in parliament since the dawn of democracy to consider retirement and decline the nomination to return to Parliament after the May elections.

Malatje was speaking during the launch of the Northern Cape Youth League Volunteers event in Kuruman.

The Youth League leader says after the ANC wins elections, they will demand a sizable representation of young leaders of the ANC in Parliament and Provincial legislatures.

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Malatje has thanked Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan who are retiring after the elections and says their peers should follow suit.

“They must call their friends and request them to follow suit because there are young people on the list and we still want them to go up, now they are closing the space for the youth, (and)can they follow suit? All the pensioners that have accepted must decline nomination and those that have been accused of corruption we don’t want them on our list.”

Malatje adds: “The ANC can’t associate themselves with dirty people. This moment is a moment that requires us to take political responsibility for our own future. We must no longer delegate the future of this country to pensioners, we must make it our responsibility to take over because the future belongs to us.”