For inciting violence and calling on MK veterans to take up arms for President Jacob Zuma, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Youth will be slapping the president of the ANC Youth League, Collen Maine with criminal charges.
Proclaiming the ANC Youth League, ‘Zuma Defence League’, DA Youth disclosed that it wouldn’t disregard Maine’s instigation of violence at a pro-Zuma march organized by the ANC’s eThekweni region.
The ANCYL President describe anti-Zuma people as snakes striving to pull Zuma down. Thereafter, he called on ANC lovers to pick up arms and defend the ruling party.
He reportedly said: “Comrades from Umkhonto we Sizwe, bring your guns. Now is the time to defend the revolution… We must do it. Generations that came before did it. They sacrificed their lives.”
Describing Maine’s statement as dangerous, callous and irresponsible, the DA Youth asserted that the statement is in direct contravention of the Constitution.
DA Youth recounted that many South Africans fought and died for a democratic South Africa, at peace with itself and the world.
“To call for civil war goes against everything the struggle for democracy represented.
“It is telling that at a time of profound crisis for young South Africans, with Universities shut-down and youth unemployment rapidly rising, the ANCYL is more concerned with protecting Jacob Zuma than the plight of our youth.
“The ANCYL is an irrelevant organization, existing only as a lobby group for ANC factions that are unethical enough to call on their support when it suits them,” stated DA Youth.
With that, DA Youth charged SAPS to investigate this matter fully. And, urged the NPA to find the courage to act without fear or favor in pursuing the case.
Above all, it stressed that the statement is an insult to South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy and deserve the strongest possible condemnation,