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ANC youth league calls for Mcebisi Jonas to resign

By Sowetan LIVE | 2016-03-17 13:52:22.0

Finance Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas must do the honourable thing and resign, these are the ANC Youth League's views.

Talking to Power FM on Thursday, ANCYL leader Collen Maine called for Jonas to tender his resignation.

This comes a day after Jonas revealed the Gupta family offered him a ministerial position prior to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's axing. A position which he declined.

"If he cant take the person who appointed him into his confidence then there is no relationship', he must resign," he said.

"He must do the honourable thing and resign, his actions amount to bringing the organisation into disrepute."

Maine said that President Jacob Zuma should not carry the blame as he is not responsible for what the Gupta family says.

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"Zuma is not responsible for what the Gupta's are saying or doing, he shouldn't be blamed. Its unfair."

"Yes let's discuss state capture but don't narrow it down to a certain family. Lets look to all of us. If the allegations are true, they must not abuse the name of the president," said Maine.

The ANCYL has maintained that Jonas should have raised the issue with the ANC leadership.