Maine asks ANC not to disband executive so he can deliver report

Maine asks ANC not to disband executive so he can deliver report

- ANC Youth League President Collen Maine has asked the party not to disband his NEC

- He says he wants a chance to deliver a report to the league's members

- However, Maine promised that an elective conference would be held by September

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ANCYL president Collen Maine has urged the ANC not to disband the Youth League's NEC as he wants to submit a report at the upcoming elective conference.

Maine claims he wants to report to the Youth League concerning the executive's achievements under his leadership.

However, there are mounting calls to dissolve the league leadership, with some claiming that it has overstayed its term.

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Last month, a Youth League member had called for the league's current executive to be disbanded. The member alleges that Maine and the other leaders have overstayed their term and that their leadership is unconstitutional. 

Additionally, this member argues that many of the league's leaders are over the age of 35 (the limit for Youth League membership) and thus should not hold office. Maine, for example, is 39 years old.

Earlier this week, Youth League members protested outside ANC headquarters at Luthuli House, calling on the league's executive to be disbanded, according to Times Live. 

Maine has said that an elective conference will be held before September, but says that he wants a chance to deliver his report to the league, has gathered.

He also blamed some of the league's current problems on former Youth League president Julius Malema, who was expelled from the party several years ago.

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Maine maintains that a costly lawsuit brought by Helen Zille against the Youth League over comments made by Malema drained the league's finances.

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