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ANC Youth League welcomes show of humility by Pallo Jordan

11 August 2014

The ANC Youth League welcomes the show of humility by Zweledinga Pallo Jordan. He remains our comrade. Our teacher and our mentor, regardless of his human defects. As the ANC Youth League, we have always took his contribution to any and all discussions seriously and we shall continue to do so. For when we engage as comrades we do not engage with the qualifications of the speaker or presenter but with the content presented or advanced.

The ANC Youth League will engage its structures that are in the institutions of Higher Education to start a process of ensuring that all South African universities confer the honorary doctorates to Zweledinga Pallo Jordan for the immense contribution his has made in the promotion of literary work and development of South African democracy.

We appreciate that he has explained himself to the ANC leadership. We welcome his resignation from parliament. We would be part of the ANC process to engage his resignation from membership of ANC and ANC NEC. We are of the firm view that he is an integral part of the ANC and he should not be permitted to age outside of what he has been all his life. Therefore, as the ANC Youth League, we would like to see him continue being the member of the ANC and continue to serve in the ANC NEC.

We have learnt from his conduct and we call on our generation to take note of this incident and learn.

Issued by African National Congress Youth League

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