“We want to warn people who are busy attacking the Premier – YCLSA”
By Mbulelo Mtshilibe, Free State Central News
YCLSA in the Fezile Dabi district municipality recently gathered at Parys to deliberate on matters affecting young people. The gathering was also supported by the national and provincial leadership and was also used as a platform to solicit views from young people.
The burning issue was education in the discussion and the MEC of Education in Free State Dr Tate Makgoe was again highly applauded, and not forgetting the HOD Advocate Malakoane and the number one district director DR VH Chuta. Be that as it may, YCLSA did not shy away to express their disgust about the state of higher education in the country.
In their statement they say “The state has cut budget of the two most important sectors Education and Health. As a results of this ill and narrowly informed decision, a number of students who qualify for both NFSAS and university been isolated”
These challenges have led to a number of protests across the country and YCLSA believes that the solution towards this is unifying the Progressive Youth Alliance known as PYA.
YCLSA is concerned and embarrassed that the students movement SASCO is continuing to lose popularity but it has affirmed that it will continue to support SASCO through and through.
Amongst other things the YCLSA has vividly stated their undying support of the current Premier of Free State Sefora Sisi Ntombela. In their recently published statement they say “We want to warn the people who are busy attacking the premier that the attacks are not going to assist us in any way, we however have to use that energy in a correct manner of assisting the province and supporting the premier”
The Free State province is full of political battles which have led to many divisions in the ANC. These divisions have collapsed most parts of the government and have made it difficult to fight South Africa’s biggest current enemy which is corruption.