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ANC Youth League on the allegations that the organisation has not kept its promises

24 October 2010

The African National Congress Youth League has noted the spiteful reports by some Newspapers that the ANC Youth League has not fulfilled the pledges it made to various causes and people. We do not want to repeat some of the allegations carried in the Newspapers, but will categorically clarify the following:

  • The ANC Youth League paid Caster Semenya not only the R60 000, but R120 000 and further contributed to efforts to build her a house in Limpopo. The other two athletes, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and Khotso Mokoena also received their payments in full.
  • When we contacted the school we were supposed to donate school shoes to, the school principal indicated that some other organisation has already done so and there was no need to contribute the shoes.
  • The ANC Youth League has paid part of the money required for the wheelchairs of Ikhwezi Lokusa School for children with disabilities and will finalise the payment before the end of November 2010.

The ANC Youth League has always been engaged in many community and youth development programmes, which were funded by the resources the organisation fundraises. These include the many contributions made to schools across the country, bursaries given to needy students and contributions to orphanages in Soweto and Tembisa. Across the country, ANC Youth League structures have been building houses for destitute families, and this includes the houses we opened in Mpumalanga on the 22nd of October 2010.

All the commitments made by the ANC Youth League will be met, because we are an honourable organisation that keeps to its word on all the commitments we make. It is however sad that Newspapers portray a wrong picture without even checking with what the organisation has to say concerning the issues we have made commitment on.

Issued by the ANC Youth League