The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal has pledged to support former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the party’s forthcoming elective conference.
The league vowed to go all the way to see that Hlaudi secures the position of South Africa’s minister of land affairs in December 2017. The ANCYL expressed optimism that if elected, the former COO will speed up transformation in the ANC like he did in SABC.
The league made its intention public yesterday at its “Economic Freedom in our Lifetime” lecture at the Durban City Hall. The event pulled thousands of ANCYL’s supporters; who praised the Zuma-led government for its tireless effort in ruling the country.
The league’s secretary in Thanduxolo Sabelo opined that he’s positive Hlaudi will do everything within his power to hand back the land to black people once he bags the ministerial appointment.
“We are going to lobby for Hlaudi to be elected into the NEC. We need a leader like you to be the minister of land affairs; so that you can transform 90% of the land to black people. We support you because you have a clear programme to uplift the black people of this country,” Sabelo said.
eThekwini ANCYL regional secretary Thinta Cibane, who also spoke at the occasion described Hlaudi as a fearless man. Cibane added that the league will not give him six months (as requested) “but five years as a member of the NEC”.
Recently, former SABC COO Hlaudi vowed to return the land to black people if he’s appointed minister of land affairs. He made this known on radio and TV.
“We support you because you are not afraid. We heard you talking on radio and TV saying that if they can give you six months, you can bring back all the land,” Cibane said.
In reaction, former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng; who was a guest speaker at the lecture thanked the league for believing in him. He boasted that his academic qualification is in his “head” unlike others, who have theirs on paper.
“My education is within me. I am intellectual by birth,” he said.
Hlaudi opined that unlike weeping Molefe, he confronts challenges regardless of who the attackers are.