ANC Youth League battles to stay afloat, struggles with debt

ANC Youth League battles to stay afloat, struggles with debt

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ANC Youth League secretary-general Njabulo Nzuza has warned against disbanding the league.

This comes after rising pressure on the Youth League to dissolve its current NEC.

Nzuza said the league's leaders would meet with the ANC NEC this week in order to chart a way forward.

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There have been calls to get ride of the ANCYL's current leaders following allegations that some of them were over the age of 35 (the threshold for serving in the Youth League) and that the current Youth League NEC had overstayed its term and was thus unconstitutional. 

Consequently, some individuals - including members of the Congress of SA Students - insist that the NEC should be dissolve and that a task team be appointed until such time as an elective conference can be held. 

Additionally, the ANC Youth League is reportedly struggling with serious debt, according to News24. Nzuza says that some of this debt stems from 2010 defamation case brought against the league by former Western Cape premier Helen Zille.

However, the ANC's mother body has since paid out R5 million to the Youth League to help in this regard.

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Despite the criticism against the League's leadership, Nzuza insisted that the current leadership had achieved several of its goals, including 20% youth representation across government, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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