Multi-party Charter’s only obsession cannot be to unseat the ANC: ANCYL

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The ANC Youth League has slammed the newly formed Multi-Party Charter’s alleged obsession to unseat the ANC.

Seven political parties have joined forces in an effort to remove the ANC in the upcoming 2024 elections and usher in a multi-party government.

The Multi-party Charter comprising of the DA, IFP, FF Plus, ActionSA, United Independent Movement (UIM) and the Spectrum National Party (SNP) wrapped their two-day national convention in Kempton Park on Thursday.

ANCYL’s national spokesperson, Zama Khanyase, says they will not be moved by organisations and individuals that are ideologically confused.

“We remain steadfast on our policies, we will not be influenced by individuals or organisations that are ideologically confused. Once you have many political parties who were formed based on certain ideas coming together just for the purpose of wining elections, the question is, what are they going to do after they’ve won the elections? ”

Khanyase says people should not be confused by the so-called moonshot pact.

“It cant be that the only obsession is to unseat the ANC. The obsession must be, how are we going to change people’s lives?

“How are we going to make sure that a democratic South Africa is one that is concerned about providing services to all its people, ” says Khanyase.

She says the public must pay attention to what the Multi-Party Charter is offering and whether or not its inclusive to those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The political parties, which form part of the Charter, have made it clear that they will not entertain any co-governing agreements with the ANC or EFF.

DA leader, John Steenhuisen, says they would like organisations such as BOSA, ACDP and Rise Mzansi to come onboard and be a part of the life changing pact.

He says the hardships faced by citizens have been at the top of the list throughout the negotiations.

Steehuisen says South Africa cannot continue on its current trajectory, where:

  • Seven out of ten young people are without work
  • 80% of learners in school cannot read for meaning
  • The electricity crisis is destroying what is left of our economy
  • Communities are under siege because of crime and drug abuse
  •  Corruption has wreaked havoc in our public service
  • Millions of South Africans cannot feed their families.

The political parties in the Charter are of the view that the problems facing the country will be a thing of the past with the ANC out of power next year.

Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza

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