- The country's youngest MP is a 20-year-old ANC member
- He says that the youth must use their freedom to lift others up
- The MP, Itumeleng Ntsube, says his platform is a privilege and a responsibility
Itumeleng Ntsube, the youngest MP in the country, says that the youth should be thankful for the opportunities afforded to them by a democratic South Africa.
Ntsube, who is 20 years old, is a Member of Parliament for the ANC.
He says that those who have benefited from democracy should help other citizens benefit from democratic institutions as well.
Ntsube says that so-called 'born frees' should use their freedom to do good.
"Young people must always engage in a revolution that seeks to change living conditions of the oppressed, weak and marginalised," Ntsube says.
According to Sowetan Live, Ntsube describes his position as an MP as a privilege but acknowledges that it comes with significant responsibilities. He says that he wants to use his platform to represent citizens, especially the youth.
Ntsube says that he owes his political success to being raised in a township like Botshabelo. However, he says that many other young people in similar circumstances are without hope.
His claims are backed up by the country's high unemployment rate, particularly among young people.
However, Ntsube said that it is the task of young South Africans to "keep the hope alive".
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