‘White Youth Need To Join ANCYL’ – Nzuza

Outgoing ANCYL Secreatry General Njabulo Nzuza. PICTURE: Mail Images

JOHANNESBURG: He insisted that the league, like its mother body, could not exist as just an organization for black Africans.

The ANC Youth League‘s (ANCYL) policies on the economy and land do not mean that the organisation only wants its membership to be dominated by black Africans, its outgoing secretary general Njabulo Nzuza has said.

Young white South Africans need to join the organisation in order for the true spirit of “non-racialism” to be reflected through its members, he was speaking to News24 in an interview this week as the league marks 74 years.

Nzuza was reflecting on the current leadership collective’s tenure and sharing his views on the way forward ahead of the ANCYL’s national elective conference set for October 18-21.

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“The fact that we say bring back the land does not mean we hate white people – we are just saying let’s correct the injustices of the past.”

He insisted that the league, like its mother body, could not exist as just an organisation for black Africans.

“Saying we want economic freedom in our lifetime, that we want the land from those who dispossessed it doesn’t mean we are saying the organisation must be dominated by just black Africans.”