The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDM Youth Vanguard) is concerned that, since the announcement broke through the media that South Africa is in a technical recession, the country has not heard from President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The UDM Youth Vanguard would like to know from the President, what does this technical recession mean for the youth and the poorest of the poor.

The fuel price keeps on increasing, food prices are ever on the rise and unemployment is spiralling out of control, leaving the poor and the youth marginalised by means of affordability and they are left to starve.

The young people of South Africa call on the President to take the nation into confidence and tell us what will be done to tackle the situation. We need decisive leadership and political will from the President to act and protect South Africans, but in particular the youth and the poor.

Mr Yongama Zigebe
Gauteng Provincial Secretary
UDM Youth Vanguard

Mr Andile Jabavu
Gauteng Provincial Chairperson
UDM Youth Vanguard