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DA rejects new NYDA board members recommended by the ANC

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The DA has rejected the new NYDA board members recommended by the ANC, suggesting that the appointments are cadre deployments by the ruling party.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) took to Twitter on Tuesday, 23 February 2021, to oppose the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) board members recommended by the NYDA. The political party shared an excerpt from Luyolo Mphithi’s speech on why the party is rejecting the candidates put forward.

In addressing the matter, Mphithi suggested that six of the seven candidates are African National Congress (ANC) deployments of cadres that are being phased out of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) and other branches of the ANC. Moreover, Mphithi claimed that in vetting the candidates put forward by the ANC, they do not meet the requirements to be on the board. One example he highlighted was the matter of the board needing to have candidates from different parts of the country; however, six of the proposed candidates are believed to be from Gauteng.

Mphithi also shared a post on the matter, stating, “Imagine going to a job interview and before you even say a word, the job already belongs to someone else. It’s not only cringe-worthy, it is criminal. Many young and talented people were left out. Appointments must happen based on hard work, not who you know.”

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