Alex Matlala
2 minute read
30 Mar 2020
6:14 am

ANCYL quiets down after tongue-lashing from Zweli Mkhize

Alex Matlala

The ANC and its youth league seem to have kissed and made up after the spat involving 121 South Africans repatriated from the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan, China.

Picture: Gallo Images / Thapelo Maphakela

The South Africans were quarantined at the Ranch Resort outside Polokwane. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced yesterday the students, management of the hotel and the army, which evacuated the students from China, have all tested negative for the virus and declared the hotel a green zone. The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the Peter Mokaba region, where the hotel used for quarantine is situated, initially threatened to plunge the province into turmoil. But the league’s threats evaporated after the ANC, led by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, gave them a tongue-lashing. “We are now more united than ever because the ANC in...