Time to sort out YL issues - Zuma

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It is time that the ANC sorts out the issues regarding the youth league, President Jacob Zuma said. Photo: Bongiwe Mchunu

Bloemfontein - It is time that the ANC sorts out the issues regarding the youth league, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

“They (ANC members) have not been happy with how the ANC Youth League has behaved,” Zuma said at a The New Age breakfast in Bloemfontein.

“We are going to deal with the young people,” he said.

The issue of the African National Congress Youth League had been discussed at the party's national conference.

A decision was taken that the ANC's new leadership would tackle the matter.

Zuma said there had been unhappiness with the way the ANCYL had behaved leading up to the disciplinary hearing of its former leader Julius Malema.

The league did not have a president at the moment. It was being led by deputy president Ronald Lamola.

It had also dissolved some of its structures, said Zuma.

Asked whether the ANC had failed the ANCYL, Zuma said “not at all”.

“The fathers and mothers (ANC) have not failed the children (ANCYL).

“At a certain age they get a little bit naughty. That process to deal with your children is not an overnight thing. There is still some delinquency and there is a need to deal with that,” said Zuma.

He said the ANC needed to make sure the ANCYL was corrected. - Sapa


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