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The YCLSA said on Wednesday it was disappointed that the ANCYL in Limpopo had organised to picket outside the education department.
“The YCLSA views the intended picket with scepticism, especially since it is the same ANCYL in Limpopo that stood by as the provincial government was looted and until recently, was silent on the textbook saga,” it said in a statement.
“We appeal to the youth league and to young people in general to refrain from participating in any action that serves only the interests of the ANCYL in Limpopo.”
The African National Congress Youth League protest was planned for Tuesday. It could not be reached for comment.
The Young Communist League of SA said calling on school pupils to join the protest during school hours was a ploy by the ANCYL to destabilise education in Limpopo.
YCLSA national chairman Yershen Pillay said: “As YCLSA, we do not believe it is in the interest of the learners to play political football at this stage; instead we must provide every support to the learners.
“We must categorically state that the 'pass one, pass all' policy is outdated and not in the interest of learners, their future and our country.”
The YCLSA said the call for the picket demonstrated riotous behaviour synonymous with the ANCYL in Limpopo.
“The ANCYL must redirect its efforts towards the immediate goal of supporting learners in Limpopo,” it said. - Sapa