John Mpe has criticised Jacob Zuma at Peter Mokaba’s birthday celebrations for his involvement in the newly formed political party, uMkhonto we Sizwe. Jacaranda FM reports that Mpe is the ANC’s chairperson of the Peter Pokaba region in Limpopo.
He described Zuma as a power-hungry individual who doesn’t want to be led. Mpe also called on ANC members to follow the example of the former president of the ANC Youth League, Peter Mokaba, and let themselves be led by others.
Mpe said Peter Mokaba never became dissatisfied even after he was not appointed a minister by then-president Nelson Mandela. “All of us from the generation of young people who became active in the 80s, we always believed that should we be in power, Peter Mokaba would be a minister because we saw ourselves through him that if he is in government is as much as the generation of young people is represented.”
“But despite the role that he has played, he never occupied such a position and even when he was left out of cabinet, he has never mobilised people to form an organisation or to protest for his exclusion.
“Peter Mokaba allowed himself to be led, and even for others, if they have not been elected from conferences, they should accept the outcome of conferences and continue to be members. We did not join to be leaders. We joined to be members.”
On Sunday, Mpe delivered the keynote address at Peter Mokaba’s 65th birthday celebration in Mankweng outside Polokwane. Mokaba was born on 7 January 1959 and died on 9 June 2002.
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