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ANCYL statement on the resignation of President Jacob Zuma

15 February 2018

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) welcomes the decision of President Cde Jacob Zuma to accede to decision of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) that he must resigned as a State President of the Republic of South Africa.

The ANC NEC is the highest decision making body and as one of the longest selfless servant of our movement, Cde Jacob Zuma has abided to the decision of the ANC NEC. Notwithstanding the challenges that he has encountered when discharging his duties as State President, there were remarkable achievements by the government during his tenure that the ANCYL applauds. Amongst many of the achievements is the adoption of the National Development Plan (NDP) that is South Africa`s a long-term plan for socio-economic transformation of the country.

During his service as the Head of State the government increased access to education at all levels for the children of the poor and working class. Over 9 million learners attended no fee schools and free higher education was finally announced by the ANC led government. The ANC led government succeeded in building the University of Mpumalanga, Sol Plaatjie University and the Sefako Makgatho University for Health Sciences. This are first post-apartheid universities.The ANCYL calls on the ANC led government to build on this legacy Cde Zuma`s administration and increase number of universities, TVET colleges and open the educators and nursing colleges in the country.

Amongst other reasons, the massive roll-out of ARV`s and increase to access to primary health care during the his tenure has led into the life expectancy of South Africans increasing. The ANC led government must intensify it`s implementation of the National Health Insurance scheme initiated during his tenure.

The ANCYL salutes Cde Zuma and looking forward to have him continue to contribute in various level of the movement to ensure that radical economic transformation is realised in our lifetime.

Mlondi Mkhize
National Spokesperson African National Congress Youth League