‘Govt must be armed with young people’

'Govt must be armed with young people'
NEED YOUNG BLOOD: ANCYL NEC member Ndumiso Mokako said the country needs energetic young people with new ideas if it is to remain relevant in the 2019 elections. PICTURE BY MG

Over 60% of South Africa’s population is the youth.

If the ANC is to be efficient in government and use it to change the lives of the majority of South Africa’s people it will have to have young people serving in it.

That’s according to a presentation by Ndumiso Mokako of the ANCYL.

He said the reason they want all state power positions to be occupied by young people is because they want to enable the ANC to “implement the correct policy positions of the ANC to the required people”.

He said this is because over 60% of the South African population were young people, making them the majority.

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Mokako told young councillors and Gert Sibande league regional leaders at their REC Lekgotla, in Badplaas over the weekend, that when they took that resolution at a national level for the 40% share of all was because they understood that the next elections in South Africa are not going to be won or lost on the delivery of water, RDP houses or electricity but on the party’s ability to respond to new challenges like transforming the economy, socio-economic transformation and employment.

He said young people were energetic and able to produce new ideas.

The lekgotla resolved they will now influence government to change the lives of the youth for the better.

“We accept the challenges confronting the movement in particular and young people in general, and further commit to give them urgent attention,” read their declaration.

(edited by ZK)

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