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The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has added its voice to that of some senior ANC members who have lambasted Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for allegedly using the media to seek sympathy.

“He must never be taken as a Jesus of note. We want to discourage him from seeking public sympathy by going and rushing straight to the media. He must go and account to those law enforcement agencies‚” said ANCYL deputy secretary general Thandi Moraka.

She was speaking at the ANC’s headquarters Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Sunday following the National Working Committee and subsequent National Executive Committee meeting which was held from September 22-24.

“We equally call on Pravin to not fall into the trap of wanting to be a Jesus Christ and claiming that in the entire movement he is the only one who wants to fight criminals‚” added Moraka.

Moraka said those deployed to the National Treasury who were not doing what was expected in terms of the ruling party’s resolutions “must be removed and give those who will be patriotic for our call for our economic transformation”.

The ANCYL said it wanted the National Treasury to review its position of 30 percent procurement to 40 percent and above‚ in line with the Youth League’s congress resolution.