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While Zuma was not mentioned by name, ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola accused the ANC leadership of suppressing the league’s fight against imperialism.

The ANC Youth League has been at loggerheads with the mother body following the expulsion of its president Julius Malema, suspension of secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu for bringing the party into disrepute.

Lamola said the youth league was facing difficult challenges in South Africa. “We have condemned Africom (US-Africa Command) in Botswana and the ANC Youth League has been charged for that position,” said Lamola.

“The youths from South Africa remain determined to fight imperialism,” Lamola said. “We are unshaken. Views of the young people are being suppressed by these elders but we are going to continue with the struggle. We are inspired by the indigenisation programme of Zanu PF because it benefits people in Zimbabwe.

Lamola added: “This kind of programme must be exported to South Africa, Mozambique, Angola and all our countries. We can’t have a situation where one white person remains rich while millions of black people remain poor. We will never accept dying poor in our own land. We must defend African resources.”

Tsvangirai and his MDC-T party were branded “puppets” of the West by Zanu PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo who told the youths to defend their country against “pseudo- democracy” being promoted by Western countries through “these puppets”.

 

–– Staff Writer.

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