Saturday, September 20, 2008

UDM youth says ANCYL doesn’t represent all South African youth

By Mishkah Anthony
20 September 2008

The UDM Youth Vanguard condemns the improper behaviour and unwarranted insults that the African National Congress Youth League and its affiliates are perpetrating on a daily basis.

The UDM youth says if the ANCYL aren't busy humiliating democratic institutions they are organising rallies that result in looting and vandalism.

UDM Youth Vanguard Spokesperson Velile Yayi says, “Yesterday's ANCYL media conference cannot go unchallenged. They showed disrespect for both the President of the Country, Thabo Mbeki, and ANC President, Jacob Zuma, with threats that everybody must toe the line of the ANCYL. This attitude cannot be allowed to spread into the rest of society; it would lead to anarchy.”

He says the UDM distance themselves from that kind of behaviour because it does not reflect their values, or the values of the majority of South African youths. As future leaders they believe that, elders have to be treated with respect and dignity no matter what.

“We accept and support diverse views as the lifeblood of
democracy. Mr Malema is a great comedian, but a mediocre democrat, the fate of our country should not be determined by the likes of him.”

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