By Thys Khiba
Mahikeng –The Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) in the North West province wants the newly elected Premier of the province, Bushy Maape to release all outstanding reports of corruption investigations and calls for a lifestyle audit of all municipal managers, supply chain officials, department officials, and political heads from mayors, and MECs that are living beyond their means.
“The YCLSA in the province believes that it is time that the ANC led Alliance must confront corruption head on… The tolerance that we give to corruption in midst of the rising poverty faced by our people is a recipe for disaster,” said YCLSA Provincial Secretary Tsietsi Letsebe.
This comes after the YCLSA congratulated and welcomed the appointment of the newly elected Premier by the ANC NEC, on his new responsibility.
“We hope that the Premier elect will hit the ground running and tackle problems of service delivery, unemployment and poverty. As a structure representing the youth we will engage the new premier to let him know of the matters affecting young people and also suggest solutions,” said Letsebe.
Speaking to Free State Central News, Letsebe said all investigations relating to corruption, of the previous administration, in the public sector should be released by Maape. The YCLSA accused the previous Premier Job Mokgoro of hiding corruption reports of his term and Supra Mahumapelo’s term.
“Our message to the Premier elect is that, with great power comes responsibility and we hope that he will work well with the youth, communities and the ANC led alliance in the province,” said Letsebe.
The YCLSA of the also known as Moses Kotane Province are in disbelieving of the current unemployment statistics of 34.4%. They have highlighted that the province is a rural province, which makes it to be amongst seriously affected provinces as many people in the province live below poverty line.
“At the centre of this struggle, the youth and women remain victims of this social injustices and most of them end up abusing drugs, alcohol and other substances. It is for this reason that the YCLSA in the province will be first youth organization to knock on the door of the ANC Premier elect so as to raise issues sharply and suggest solutions,” said Letsebe.
At the time of publishing this article, Free State couldn’t get a view from the office of the Premier. @fscentralnews
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