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6 Apr 2017
4:52 pm

FeesMustFall leader says she is done with the ANC


Fasiha Hassan said the ANC had become a party of 'nepotism' and corruption.

A pedestrian walks past street art in Braamfontein, on the side of the building that houses the Stevenson Gallery, 20 January 2016. The art reads "#asinamali", "demilitarise our campus!!", "#feesmustfall", "enough is enough" and "education is not a privilege". Picture: Michel Bega

Young people no longer want to be “used” by the ruling African National Congress, fiery FeesMustFall leader Fasiha Hassan said at memorial service for the late anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada in Cape Town.

Speaking in a packed St. George’s Cathedral, Hassan compared the leaders of the ruling party to Ahmed Kathrada whom she said joined protests for free education, and instead of scolding her, he would listen.

This, she said, was sorely missing in the current ANC movement.

“We are indeed at an epoch as this country. The bitter truth of the matter is that we failed our people long time ago. We became a left-talking but right-walking ruling party,” she said to loud cheers and shouts of “yes” from memorial attendees.

She said the ANC had become a party of “nepotism” and corruption, and that young people would not allow themselves to be used during factional battles within in the ruling party.

Pravin Gordhan, whom was fired as finance minister last week, was due to address the memorial.


– African News Agency

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