NELSPRUIT: He was speaking during Peter Nyoni’s campaign to become the new leader in the province.
Former Mpumalanga African National Congress (ANC) Youth League (YL) spokesman Zwelo Masilela has ripped into what he called “a crisis” in the ANC in Mpumalanga and its youth wing, the ANCYL, saying now is time they admit to having contributed to it.
Masilela spoke in KwaMhlanga during a campaign for Peter Nyoni to succeed of ANC deputy president David Mabuza as the leader of the party in the province.
He said Nyoni was the only man who can reclaim the ANC’s lost values with his “high-moral ground” and called on him to help renew and rebuild the ANCYL.
Meanwhile, Mabuza endorsed Mandla Ndlovu last week for the hotly contested ANC chairmanship in the province.
Mabuza was speaking to ANC members and supporters outside the Mpumalanga government complex in Riverside, describing Ndlovu as a “very humble man”.
“He is a humble man that can come into my shoes,” Mabuza said of Ndlovu.
He spoke on an ANC stage truck soon after he delivered the State of the Province Address (Sopa) as the Premier of the province, where he promised jobs for the unemployed.
“Comrade Mandla please treat the people of Mpumalanga good,” Mabuza pleaded.
Eight candidates are vying for the province’s top position following Mabuza’s election as the ANC deputy president in December last year.