ANCYL wants Stofile fired

2010-06-30 14:33
Durban - President Jacob Zuma should fire Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile because he has performed “shockingly” during the World Cup, the ANCYL in eThekwini said on Wednesday.

“We believe that Stofile has been a periphery figure during the soccer World Cup,” said Lindela Ngwazi, African National Congress Youth League regional chairperson.

The league believed the minister's overall performance during the tournament was shocking, he said.

 “We have noticed that Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana has always been in the spotlight since the start of the tournament and the sports minister was nowhere to be seen,” he said.


He said as the minister of sport, Stofile should be visible and play a leading role during the tournament.

“We have now lost all confidence in him and we therefore call on the president to immediately replace him with a more energetic person who will represent the aspirations of millions of young people of South Africa,” said Ngwazi.

The minister's office was not immediately available to comment.

Ngwazi said the youth league believed that Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa, his deputy Fikile Mbalula and the national police commissioner, General Bheki Cele had excelled during the World Cup.

“They have done well in ensuring that thousands of our visitors are safe.”

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