Region to probe heckling of ANCYL official
Deputy general-secretary Kenetswe Mosenogi was booed and insulted
THE KwaZulu-Natal provincial task team appointed by the national executive committee of the ANC Youth League will ask the regional executive committee of its Lower South Region to investigate the heckling of its deputy general-secretary Kenetswe Mosenogi.
The task team was established after the ANCYL NEC disbanded the KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee (PEC) following their fallout over whether President Jacob Zuma should serve a second term.
Mosenogi was booed and insulted at the funeral of ANC councillor and chief whip in the Hibiscus Coast municipality, Wandile Mkhize.
The funeral was attended by senior ANC leaders including President Jacob Zuma.
While Mosenogi was giving a message of support on behalf of the ANCYL, praising Mkhize as a leader who "in him we knew we had a comrade who had the best interests of youth at heart and who believed in economic transformation", some mourners, especially the youth, hurled insults and swore at her.
Provincial task team member Thami Shezi said they would engage their Lower South Coast regional executive committee to investigate the matter.
"As the ANCYL, we are not in collusion with people who use funerals - a state of mourning for our fallen member - for political scores. To have people behave in that manner while the family was mourning is a disgrace. It's not the ANC culture to be disrespectful and ill-disciplined and those who conducted themselves in that fashion must be dealt with."
He said ANC members knew that having a different view did not mean enemies. "You don't become barbaric. If they had some grievances or concerns about anything done by the NEC of the youth league they know the correct procedures and processes to follow in expressing them.
"We trust the REC of Lower South Coast and we will engage them to investigate and take proper actions. If it is found those people who did that were from outside the region, they will be dealt with in their regions," Shezi said.