The African National Congress has distanced itself from the party's Youth League's plans to have members receive military training. While camp organisers claim this is a tradition, the ruling party seems to be unaware of the plans.
The ANC has given their Youth League's plans to have members receive military training the cold shoulder, distancing themselves from the situation.
The ANCYL in the greater Joburg region has confirmed that it is planning a camp in August, with gun control, military and guerrilla tactics forming part of the agenda.
The league is adamant that this was nothing out of the norm, with organiser Bheki Nkutha claiming that this was a part of the party's tradition:
“When you are in an organisation, you’ve got your own training and I believe that as part of that training… we need to understand what happens in the military."
While Nkutha is adamant that the 'relevant' authorities are aware of the plans, it seems as if the mother body is oblivious.
Luthuli House has confirmed that it knew nothing of these plans, but Nkutha is unfazed, adamant that the camp and training will be going ahead in any case.
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