ANCYL President Collen Malatjie Criticises Officials for Sending Their Children to Private Schools

ANCYL President Collen Malatjie Criticises Officials for Sending Their Children to Private Schools

  • The African National Congress Youth League president, Collen Malatjie, slammed elected officials
  • Malatjie criticised them for enrolling their children in private schools and not in public schools
  • South Africans grilled him and accused him of being a hypocrite and claiming he, too, went to a private school

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Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

ANCYL president Collen Malatji slammed government officials who take their children to private schools
Collen Malatji is against public office bearers sending their kids to private schools. Image: Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG — The African National Congress Youth League president, Collen Malatjie, is unhappy that public officials elected into office send their children to private schools.

ANCYL president slams public office bearers

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Eyewitness News said Malatjie's comments came while the ANCYL commemorated Youth Day on 16 June. Malatjjie expressed his concern about the conditions of public facilities and said government workers sending their children to private schools indict the government's commitment to quality education.

Malatjie slammed public officials for sending their children to private schools when they fought for quality learning and teaching.

"I think as part of the celebration of June 16, we need to encourage public reps and public servants to really support our own public system. Take your kids to the nearest public school. There are a lot of public schools around."

South Africans roast Malatjie

Netizens commenting on @ewnupdates roasted the ANCYL president for his comments.

Fidem said:

"This guy is living in cloud cuckoo land."

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Umhlaba Owethu said:

"Out of all the issues young people are facing, he simply chose to speak about this. He is the most irrelevant and useless president of the Youth League."

Mshana The Zulunator said:

"He wants brownie points. Watch him loot; later on, his kids will probably be studying overseas where we can't even see them."

Collen Malatjie condemns black political parties aligning together

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Malatjie slammed political parties that allegedly formed a black-only bloc.

He said the ANC held talks with the DA because the DA was not racist and slammed parties against the coalition talks.

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