ANCYL leadership in turmoil after Maine revelation about Gupta links

ANCYL leadership in turmoil after Maine revelation about Gupta links

- ANC Youth League deputy secretary-general, Thandi Moraka, has labelled Collen Maine a sell-out after he made shocking revelations about his relationship with the Guptas

- Maine, the current ANCYL president, claims North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo introduced him to the controversial Gupta family

- Moraka said Maine did not deserve to be called a comrade

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The African National Youth League (ANCYL) is in turmoil as its leaders face off against each other in a war of words. ANCYL deputy secretary-general Thandi Moraka has labelled the league’s president Collen Maine a sell-out.

This comes after Maine revealed that North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo introduced him to the controversial Gupta family and facilitated meetings between him and the family.

READ ALSO: ANC Youth League president Collen Maine ready to come clean about Gupta links

Maine said he was willing to reveal the true extent of his relationship with the Guptas if and when he is called to testify before the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Morake took aim at Maine during a memorial service for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Thursday. She said Maine did not deserve to be called a comrade.

“He is a sell-out of note. Immediately after Nasrec comrade Collen went to comrade Cyril and said to him that as the youth league we want to apologise for having supported comrade Nkosazana‚” Moraka said.

She said the league had never given Maine a mandate or permission to make such an apology.

“We want to state it categorically here … that apology was not representing us as the youth of this country. We believed in comrade Nkosazana and we cannot be crucified for having supported a woman‚” she said

Maine has not commented on the matter.

Meanwhile, Mahumapelo’s spokesperson said the premier would not comment on Maine’s claims until after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral. Mahumapelo faces tough questions about his own links with the Gupta family.

READ ALSO: EFF accuses DA of being on a witch hunt after de Lille attends EFF’s memorial for Winnie

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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