He addressed a Nelson Mandela memorial lecture over the weekend and looked at the history of the late ANC iconic leader.
Mpumalanga ANC acting chairman Mandla Ndlovu has warned those who are calling ANC deputy president DD Mabuza a sell-out to stop it, saying as Mpumalanga they will not allow it.
He was speaking at the eMalahleni town hall on Sunday afternoon during a Nelson Mandela memorial lecture.
He said as Mpumalanga they will definitely protect Mabuza and will not allow anybody to refer to him as “a sell-out”.
Recently, national secretary Ace Magashule led a song while addressing ANC members in KZN about a ” sell-out who has been selling out the movement for a very long time”.
“Comrade DD is not a step-child in this province,” Ndlovu said to applause.
“People must stop blaming Mpumalanga and saying comrade DD sold out.We are going to protect him.
“Everywhere they are addressing meetings they will not conclude without calling him a sell-out. No. They must justaccept the outcomes of the conference,” Ndlovu said while on stage addressing scores of ANCYL members and supporters.
The Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at the eMalahleni hall was organised by the ANCYL in Mpumalanga and saw league national deputy leader Desmond Moela also addressing as well as league Mpumalanga leader Tim Mashele.
Ndlovu, who is vying for the Mpumalanga position of Mabuza, described Mandela as somebody who was a fearless and who “refused to devalue his principles”.
“Comrade Mandela was courageous and fearless and was able to speak his mind.
“I saw many people they would talk to please us but comrade Mandela was not scared to speak what was in his mind,” Ndlovu said.
“He did not allow the system to calm down his thinking. He did not concentrate on his concerns but on the bigger dreams, even if this came at a huge price,” he said.
(edited by ZK)
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