Zuma rally is ‘sabotage’ – ANCYL
An ANC rally in the Eastern Cape set to be addressed by President Jacob Zuma was an “act of sabotage”, the ANC Youth League has said.
“This swiftly organised rally is nothing but a blatant and immature act to sabotage the activities of the ANCYL,” the league said in a statement.
The organisation said it had organised its own rally two months ago to honour ANC stalwart OR Tambo in Bizana tomorrow.
Zuma is set to address a rally organised by the provincial executive committee (PEC) in the same area on Sunday.
The ANCYL said it had decided to postpone its rally, which Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe was set to address.
The organisation said it would not “stoop that low” to allow factionalism to compromise the ANC’s integrity, by parading Motlanthe and Zuma in an “unsightly and undignified manner”.
ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said there seemed to have been a lack of co-ordination between the ANCYL and ANC in the Eastern Cape.
He said Zuma was requested “months ago” by the PEC to address them.
“The Eastern Cape actually sent their request to me. The ANCYL should have addressed this matter first with the ANC before putting it out there.”