He shared the stage with other leaders from the ANC and its alliance partners during a memorial service of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
ANCYL deputy president Desmond Moela has hit out at leaders who go all over the place dividing the ANC as well as those misusing the youth for their own “selfish interests”.
He said in the spirit of Mama Winnie as the league they want leaders who will take care of the people, especially young people and not use them for door-to-door campaigns only.
Moela said leaders like Mama Winnie were exemplary of good leadership because they “called a spade a spade”.
“Mama Winnie was one of those leaders who would not say a spade was something else,” Moela said.
“We want such leaders, not leaders who gossip about other leaders,” he said.
He was speaking at the Sydney Choma banquet hall in Middelburg during a memorial service held in honour of the late Madikizela-Mandela.
Madikizela-Mandela died on 2 April 2018 at the age of 81.
She was at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.
Moela said they do not want leaders who will use the ANC “to pursue their own agendas in order to enrich themselves, their girlfriends, boyfriends and families”.
“Mama Winnie made sure she lived in Orlando. We don’t want leaders once they are elected they move to live in the suburbs and forget about the people.
Moela shared the stage with SANCO provincial chairman JJ Skhosana, ANCWL provincial chairwoman Busi Shiba, Cosatu national deputy secretary Solly Phetoe, SACP provincial secretary Bonakele Majuba and veterans league provincial treasurer Norah Fakude.
ANC national treasurer Paul Mashatile addressed the memorial service as a keynote speaker.
(edited by ZK)
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