After winning award, ‘we need to grow YCL’: Mashaba

Gert Sibande YCL

He says the next task now is to have as many branches as possible.

Gert Sibande YCL secretary Ayanda Mashaba reacted to receiving the Florence Matomela award with a smile on his face but said this means working harder in growing the young communist league.

They were announced as the winners of the Florence Matomela Award at the closing of the SACP’s 14th national congress on Saturday, 15 July 2017.

The award is a recognition for best performance.

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“After winning the award and after the resolutions taken at the national congress, particularly that of contesting state power, it requires us to do more in building a strong YCLSA and SACP,” Mashaba said.

“It requires branches in each and every corner of the district. We need to grow YCLSA both qualitatively and quantitatively,” he said.

Mashaba said getting the award would not be possible without the ‘unwavering support’ of former YCL leaders, the SACP as well as the support from the YCL provincially.

“This award belongs to all our active branches in the district,” he said.

(edited by ZK)

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