ANCYL president confirms that Lesufi’s Nasi Ispani programme is for those with an ANC membership card

Remarks by
Lawrence Manaka
March 11, 2024

RISE Mzansi Youth and Student Chapters express dismay at the ANC Youth League's exploitation of Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi’s Nasi Ispani initiative for electioneering purposes. They emphasize that platforms aimed at reducing South Africa’s high unemployment rate should be accessible to all young people, regardless of political affiliation. The ANCYL president, Collen Malatji, admitted at a recent rally that ANC members receive preferential treatment in job opportunities, highlighting ongoing concerns about corruption and nepotism within the ANC.

RISE Mzansi Youth and Student Chapters call for an end to unethical leadership, advocating for new, capable leaders who prioritize the needs of all youth. They stress the urgency of addressing unemployment, inadequate NSFAS funding, and rising crime rates. For more details, download the complete media statement release above.