Mswati: “I can stand as ANCYL provincial chair and win”

He says the ground is all that matters in politics.


Former Nkangala ANCYL leader Mduduzi ‘Mswati’ Nkosi also has his eyes set on the ball but for him its a definite win.

Mswati, whose name is punted amongst those who should lead the Mpumalanga ANCYL, spoke to 013NEWS this week and said all is fine in the contest.

Looks like the contest in September 2018 will be between Mswati and Trevor Nkosi who is also wanted by some quarters to lead the league. Trevor led the Gert Sibande region as its league chair and was elevated in July 2016 to become Mpumalanga ANCYL deputy chair.

Mswati said “even if one branch” nominates him he will definitely stand.

“I’m a leader who comes from the school of thoughts,” Mswati said.

“I have been prepared by the ANCYL and I have led the ANCYL in Nkangala with flying colours and there is no other leader who have led the region with flying colours like I did,” Mswati said on Tuesday.

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“If there is anybody who wants to contest let the world judge for itself that the region that I led was actually a provincial executive committee on its own in terms of the programs that we had, from defending to advancing interest of young people from local government to private sector. We have something that we achieved,” he said.

He said when he contests he doesn’t think anybody will win against him “ even if I’m nominated as provincial secretary”.



“I’m not scared of any candidate that might stand as provincial chair. Even the political body knows that if I stand no one can stand against me. Even if I stand as provincial secretary no one can dare stand because if anyone tries and stand, I just touch that person and he or she will fall,” he said.

Mswati said that the ANCYL he will lead should he get nominated will concentrate on the issue of land and make sure Nasrec resolutions are implemented.

He said President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to implement the resolutions, the ANCYL under him will demand.

“And support comrade Jacob Zuma as we always did since 2005 that he is innocent until proven guilty,” he said.

He added the only way to bring about real chance to the poor is through expropriation of land and that way people can be able to freely get themselves economically active.

But he cautioned that this is not about positions or himself but the interests of young people.

“It’s not about me, I’m not desperate to lead but if the time comes I won’t back down. I definitely won’t. I will avail myself even if I’m nominated by one branch because I know myself and that nobody can stand against me,” he said.

(edited ZK)

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